Verdens Undergang


Verdens Undergang

Infobox Film
name = Verdens Undergang


image_size = 200px
caption = Poster of the film "Verdens Undergang"
director = August Blom
producer =
writer = Otto Rung
narrator =
starring = Olaf Fønss
starring = Ebba Thomsen
music =
cinematography = Louis Larsen
editing =
distributor = Fotorama
released = 1916
runtime = 77 Minutes
country = flagicon|Denmark Denmark
language = Silent film
Danish intertitles
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 00128813

"The End of the World" (Danish: "Verdens Undergang"), (1916), is a Danish science fiction thriller silent film directed by August Blom and written by Otto Rung. [imdb title|id=00128813|title=Verdens Undergang] It stars Danish matinee idol Olaf Fønss and Ebba Thomsen. The science fiction film depicts a world-wide catastrophe when an errant comet passes by Earth and causes natural disasters and social unrest. Despite the lack of special effects technology, Blom and his crew created the comet disaster using showers of fiery sparks and shrouds of smoke. The film attracted a huge audience because of fears generated during the passing of Halley's comet six years earlier, as well as the ongoing turbulence and unrest of World War I. [cite web | title= Verdens undergang |publisher= Det Danske Filminstitut | url=http://dnfx.dfi.dk/pls/dnf/pwt.page_setup?p_pagename=dnffuldvis&p_parmlist=filmid=15934 | accessdate=2008-05-22]

"The End of the World" was restored by The Danish Film Insitute (Det Danske Filminstitut) and rereleased on DVD in 2006.

elected Cast

*Olaf Fønss ... Frank Stoll
*Ebba Thomsen ... Dina, West's daughter
*Johanne Fritz-Petersen ... Edith, West's daughter
*Frederik Jacobsen ... the wandering prophet
*Carl Lauritzen ... Mine owner West
*Thorleif Lund ... the miner Flint
*Alf Blutecher (as Alf Blütecher) ... Director Reymers
*K. Zimmerman ... Astronomer Wissmann
*Moritz Beilawski
*Erik Holberg

Other Titles

The film is also known as:
*The End of the World
*The Flaming Sword
*L' épée flamboyante
*La espada flamígera

References

External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128813 IMDb]
* [http://dnfx.dfi.dk/pls/dnf/pwt.page_setup?p_pagename=dnffuldvis&p_parmlist=filmid=15934 Det Danske Filminstitut (In Danish)]


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