Det hemmelighedsfulde X [The Mysterious X]

Benjamin Christensen
1914. Silent. Denmark
85 mins

A naval lieutenant about to go to war is wrongly charged with espionage, and the enemy spy who denounces him threatens to blackmail his wife.

Benjamin Christensen was scriptwriter, producer, set designer, director, distributor and leading actor in his first film. He uses a blend of genres that recalls Feuillade’s films and heralds Fritz Lang’s Dr. Mabuse. Characteristically, he juxtaposes cruelty and humour, light and shade.




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