Musée d'Orsay: Hævnens nat [Blind Justice]

Hævnens nat [Blind Justice]

Benjamin Christensen
1916. Silent. Denmark
100 mins

Imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit, a circus performer escapes and “kidnaps” his son from the orphanage where he had been sent.

This social drama and crime thriller is occasionally tinged with a humour that makes it even more unusual. The episodic account is enhanced by superb lighting and visual effects that were truly inventive for their time.

Hævnens nat [Blind Justice]
Benjamin ChristensenNuit vengeresse1916© The Danish Filminstitute / Stills & Posters Archive

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