THEY CAUGHT THE FERRY

By Carl Theodor Dreyer

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Title: THEY CAUGHT THE FERRY
Original title: DE NÅEDE FÆRGEN
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Joseph Korch
Genre: Drama
Duration: 11 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Production Company: Nordisk Film A/S
Scriptwriter: Johannes V. Jensen
Cinematographer: Jørgen Roos
Production year: 1948
Local release: 12-05-1948

A young couple on a motorbike speed to reach the ferry. But death is out to get them in the form of a truck driver on the road. Will they make the ferry, have an appointment with death, or both? This short movie is meant as a propaganda against fast driving. In 1948 there where no speed limits in Denmark (and only few motor vehicles) but it began to be a problem.

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