Michael (1924)

Michael (1924)
 

Director Carl Theodor Dreyer

Writer Herman Bang (based on the novel of the same name by), Thea von Harbou (adaptation), Carl Theodor Dreyer (adaptation)

Genre Drama, Romance

Year 1924

Actors Walter Slezak, Max Auzinger, Nora Gregor, Robert Garrison

IMDB : 7.3 (1,151 votes)


 

Description Mikaël is an artist who rises as his teacher, the aging Zoret, falls. Zoret gives Mikaël his start, and their relationship is sexual as well. Then Mikaël takes up with the Princess Zamikoff, selling gifts from Zoret and even stealing from the master to pay for his carnal and luxurious life with her. He abandons Zoret, whose health begins to fail but who also discovers spirituality in his solitude. In a subplot, Alice Adelsskjold cuckolds her husband and takes a lover, the Duke of Monthieu; their relationship, infused with the eroticism of art, also gives way to religion as the duke becomes ill.

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