A Castle within a Castle

Et slot i et slot
(Carl Th. Dreyer, DK, 1954)

Within its walls, Kronborg Castle in Elsinore contains large sections of another, older castle, Krogen, built by Eric of Pomerania around 1420. Discoveries unearthed during the 1926-1935 restoration of Kronborg made it possible to form a picture of Krogen, illustrated in the film by reconstruction models. The ground plans of the two castles match up perfectly, as Kronborg was built on top of Krogen. Exposed sections of walls, windows and rooms from the old castle can still be seen at Kronborg today.


Production company Teknisk Film Compagni for Dansk Kulturfilm
Distributor Statens Filmcentral
Release date and place 29.9. 1954

Directed by

Carl Th. Dreyer  Director 
Jørgen Roos Director - completion

Screenplay

Carl Th. Dreyer Screenwriter
Knud Klem Screenwriter consultant

Produced by

Ib Koch-Olsen  Production Manager 

Cinematography by

Jørgen Roos  Camera Operator 

Editing by

Jørgen Roos  Editor

Others

Otto Norn  Expert

Speak

Sven Ludvigsen Speaker

Director:
Carl Th. Dreyer

Release 
1954

Country 
Denmark

Other titles 
Et slot i et slot (DK - original title)
Krogen og Kronborg (arbejdstitel)

Category 
Documentary

Running time 
9 min.

Technical data 
35 mm - 1,37:1 - b/w - sound