Acclaimed director Carl Dreyer's ('The Passion of Joan of Arc') final film, 'Gertrud' is the story of a woman's search for a romantic ideal of total and perfect love. A once famous singer now in her early forties, Gertrud makes the decision to leave her lawyer husband for her lover, a young composer. Discovering the next day that her lover has betrayed her, and is unable to give his total love, Gertrud rejects both husband and lover, choosing a life of solitude and study over the compromise of love that is merely half-measure.

Year: 1964
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Scandinavian Cinema, Best of the 1960s, Spiritual Cinema, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Denmark
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring: Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe
Duration: 152 Minutes
Rating: PG
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Alice's 500 Greatest Films



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