Du skal r̆e din hustru

Du skal r̆e din hustru

Master of the house

DVD - 2014?
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A heartfelt story of a housewife who, with the help of a wily nanny, turns the tables on her tyrannical husband.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014?]
Edition: DVD special edition
ISBN: 9781604658507
1604658509
Branch Call Number: DVD DU SKAL
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,rda
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Master of the house

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bibliomutti
Oct 17, 2017

I believe the Danish translation is "Thou Shalt Honour Thy Wife".

If you are interested in the history of cinema, watch the film.

If your forebears' "old country" was in northern Europe and you are intrigued about how they might have lived, watch the film.

If you are interested in the issue of women's rights, the distribution of household labour, and even domestic abuse, watch the film.

In many ways, you can still relate to the main characters and the plot line. The resolution of the central conflict is a bit sappy, but not entirely dubious... the silent film acting is actually pretty good. I love the kids and the old nanny with her severe looks.

The film's settings are interesting, as they are now historical.

I really enjoyed spending a quiet evening with this cinematic gem.

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JenniferHartzell
Oct 05, 2015

We found this a low-key but highly watchable film that realized a very particular situation and interior location with great detail. Acting was all excellent. We would agree with the view that this is one of Dreyer's best films -- thanks to the library system for acquiring it!

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ms_mustard
Mar 30, 2015

made in 1925 - very realistic and quite humorous - several laugh out loud moments. great facial expressions. I have enjoyed all of the Dreyer films available in my library.

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