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Ditte, Child of Man (1946)

Ditte menneskebarn (original title)
Ditte grows up with her grandparents. When the mother moves with Lars Peter, Ditte is taken home to take care of her siblings. She comes to work at Bakkegården, but is thrown out as she awaits children.

Writers:

Martin Andersen Nexø (novel), Bjarne Henning-Jensen (manuscript)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tove Maës Tove Maës ... Ditte
Karen Poulsen Karen Poulsen ... Maren - Dittes bedstemor
Rasmus Ottesen Rasmus Ottesen ... Søren - Dittes bedstefar
Karen Lykkehus Karen Lykkehus ... Sørine - Dittes mor
Jette Kehlet Jette Kehlet ... Ditte som barn
Edvin Tiemroth Edvin Tiemroth ... Lars Peter Hansen
Ebbe Rode Ebbe Rode ... Johannes - Lars Peters bror
Kai Holm Kai Holm ... Kromanden
Maria Garland Maria Garland ... Husmor på Bakkegården
Preben Neergaard Preben Neergaard ... Karl - søn på Bakkegården
Henny Lindorff Buckhøj Henny Lindorff Buckhøj ... Signe - hushjælp
Ebbe Langberg Ebbe Langberg ... Christian- Dittes lillebror
Lars Henning-Jensen Lars Henning-Jensen ... Poul - Dittes lillebror
Hanne Juhl Hanne Juhl ... Else - Dittes lillesøster
Per Buckhøj Per Buckhøj ... Fuldmægtigen
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Ditte grows up with her grandparents. When the mother moves with Lars Peter, Ditte is taken home to take care of her siblings. She comes to work at Bakkegården, but is thrown out as she awaits children.

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Contains the first nude scene in a Danish feature film (Ditte, played by Tove Maës, bathing in a lake). See more »

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Applause for Martin Andersen Nexø's work
6 June 2003 | by AslaugRuotsalainenSee all my reviews

However old and seemingly oldfashioned too this film appears it truly is a must-see for anyone interested in Martin Andersen Nexø and his socialrealism which fully shows in this particular film.

Andersen Nexø uses all possible means to make the viewer aware of the true tragedy which goes on right under our noses without we act in any kind of way.

Ditte Menneskebare is but on a Andersen Nexø's masterpieces but Tove Mäes plays Ditte very convincing and the rest of the cast is also very convincing and the films is indeed "true to it's time".

Tragedy never gets "oldfashiond" neither ought Ditte Menneskebarn to since it is a film portraiting life then and, sadly enough, attitudes also of today.


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

31 January 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ditte, Child of Man See more »

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1.37 : 1
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