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Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
  • 1922
  • 87 min
  • Directed by: Benjamin Christensen
  • Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Clara Pontoppidan, Oscar Stribolt, Astrid Holm, Maren Pedersen

Bizarre one, this. Film historian Ado Kyrou describes this mix of animation, fiction and documentary as an indictment of the criminal church. Inspired by the art of Bosch, Breughal and Goya, the voiceover by William Burroughs (added in 1966) only adds to the sheer strangeness of the film.

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