Water from the Land

Vandet på landet
(Carl Th. Dreyer, DK, 1946)

Sharply critical film about rural water pollution in the Jutland countryside district of medical officer Jens Jensen. Situations of everyday water use are illustrated by graphic representations of a well and surrounding soil layers. A new well is correctly constructed in the farmyard.

The Farming Organisations, but above all the National Board of Health, killed the film because of its critical (read: realistic) depiction of water-well conditions in the country.


Production company Preben Frank Film for Dansk Kulturfilm
Release date and place Never released

Directed by

Carl Th. Dreyer  Director
Mogens Skot-Hansen Director of Speakers

Screenplay

Carl Th. Dreyer  Screenwriter 

Produced by

Mogens Skot-Hansen  Production Manager 

Cinematography by

Preben Frank  Director of Photography
Erik Ole Olsen Camera Operator

Editing by

Edith Schlüssel  Editor

Music by

Poul Schierbeck Composer

Others

Jens Jensen  Expert - District Medical Officer
C.H.V. Pape Ekspert - Graduate Engineer

Cast

Gunnar Lemvigh Speaker
Asbjørn Andersen Speaker
Henrik Malberg Speaker

Director
Carl Th. Dreyer

Release 
1946

Country 
Denmark

Other titles 
Vandet paa Landet (DK - original title)
Brøndfilmen (arbejdstitel)

Category 
Documentary

Running time 
14 min.

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