How do we understand faith and prayer, and what of miracles? August 1925 on a Danish farm. Widowed Patriarch Borgen, who's rather prominent in his community, has three sons: Mikkel, a good-hearted agnostic whose wife Inger is pregnant, Johannes, who believes he is Jesus, and Anders, young, slight, in love with the tailor's daughter. The fundamentalist sect of the girl's father is anathema to Borgen's traditional Lutheranism; he opposes the marriage until the tailor forbids it, then Borgen's pride demands that it happen. Unexpectedly, Inger, who is the family's sweetness and light, has problems with her pregnancy. The rational doctor arrives, and a long night brings sharp focus to at least four views of faith. Written by
Look I don't know how much the average person can watch this. They are
bound to sleep through it as the apostles did as they waited for Christ
to finish praying in the olive garden. Personally I watched it twice so
far and am bound to watch it again. Every crook and cranny of this film
is well studied. For me this is up there with Kubrick's 2001, believe
it or not. To the average person it can tend to look boring lest one
know how to read between the lines, and yet its so simple and
beautiful, I've witnessed the ultimate skeptics(regarding God and
religion) get engulfed in this film and enjoy it. I don't need to start
bragging on about this film and mention every detail you can find in
other very good critiques when you search about this film online, its
the ultimate to me and definitely files in my Top 10. I seriously
recommend this film to those truly searching meaning in life. This
beats any trip to India at the end of the day, if only you had the
patience to watch it through. Not only that you are going to need a
spiritual microscope. Yes believe the truth can be told, for it to be
understood it must be believed.
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