We continue our survey of the twenty greatest movies of the 1950s.
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14. Ordet (English: The Word), 1955.
On a rural Danish farm, a young man gets up from his bed in the middle of the night, wanders outside, and preaches the word of G-d. On a clothesline, laundry glows in the moonlight; the linen dances and snaps like ghosts, or, perhaps, angels.
The seamless melding of the tiny details of ordinary domestic life with questions of love, loyalty, and religious faith, make watching Ordet a most extraordinary experience.