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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.

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Martin Andersen Nexø (novel), Bjarne Henning-Jensen (manuscript)
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Cast

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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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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Nordisk Film See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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If you ever get to see this film it´s a must!
27 March 2001 | by bengt_historiskaSee all my reviews

When you think of unforgettable movie experiences "Ditte Menneskebarn" immediately comes to your mind. Although I haven´t seen it for a very long time, the memory of it is still very strong. It is about the growing up of a young girl on the Danish country-side. The film is sometimes very sad and at times very poetic. The actress, who plays Ditte, gives a once in a lifetime performance. If you ever get to see this film it´s a must!


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