Häxan (1922)

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Alternative titles

  • Hekson Alternative Norwegian
  • Witches through the Ages Alternative
  • La Sorcellerie a travers les ages Alternative French
  • La Strega Alternative Italian
  • De Tooverij door de eeuwen heen Alternative Dutch
  • Sorcery Alternative
  • Heksen Alternative Dutch
  • Witchcraft through the Ages Alternative
  • Die Hexe Alternative German


Made in Sweden in 1918-1921 using contemporary engravings and illustrations, the film shows by means of dramatised vignettes, the processes of witch-hunting and brainwashing that are today still familiar.

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