History Film / Haxan

26th Oct '14 8:18:06 AM LordInsane
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''Häxan'' (international title: ''Witchcraft Through the Ages''), directed by Benjamin Christensen, is a 1922 Swedish/Danish movie often noted as either one of the first modern documentaries, an early horror movie, or one of the first {{exploitation film}}s.

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''Häxan'' ''Häxan''[[labelnote:Translation]]"The Witch"[[/labelnote]] (international title: ''Witchcraft Through the Ages''), directed by Benjamin Christensen, is a 1922 Swedish/Danish movie often noted as either one of the first modern documentaries, an early horror movie, or one of the first {{exploitation film}}s.
27th Sep '14 12:03:00 PM tropesinreadiness
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* ActingForTwo: In addition to directing the whole shebang, Benjamin Christensen plays both {{Satan}} and JesusChrist a memorable hat-trick rivaled only by Creator/GeorgesMelies, who had pulled off the same three jobs 20 years before in one of his adaptations of ''{{Faust}}''. But Christensen tops it by also appearing as himself!
27th Sep '14 12:01:08 PM tropesinreadiness
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* ActingForTwo: In addition to directing the whole shebang, Benjamin Christensen plays both {{Satan}} and JesusChrist a memorable hat-trick rivaled only by Creator/GeorgesMelies, who had pulled off the same three jobs 20 years before in one of his adaptations of ''{{Faust}}''. But Christensen tops it by also appearing as himself!
7th Jun '14 8:19:36 PM jamespolk
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'''''Häxan''''' (international title: '''''Witchcraft Through the Ages'''''), directed by Benjamin Christensen, is a 1922 Swedish/Danish movie often noted as either one of the first modern documentaries, an early horror movie, or one of the first {{exploitation film}}s.

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'''''Häxan''''' ''Häxan'' (international title: '''''Witchcraft ''Witchcraft Through the Ages'''''), Ages''), directed by Benjamin Christensen, is a 1922 Swedish/Danish movie often noted as either one of the first modern documentaries, an early horror movie, or one of the first {{exploitation film}}s.



* [[BannedInChina Banned in Quite a Few Places]]: Including the US upon release. Apparently caused riots in Spain, where it was accused of being blasphemous because it contained, among other things, scenes with nuns kissing Satan's ass.



* EnforcedMethodActing: One of the actresses asked to try out a pair of mediaeval thumbscrews. Christensen was happy to film the experiment.
-->''I won't divulge any of the secrets I made the young lady tell me within less than a minute.''
28th Oct '13 8:14:35 PM jamespolk
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* TheEnd: Amusingly, the Danish for "THE END" is "SLUT".



* ToplessFromTheBack: Used on several occasions for {{Fanservice}}.

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* ToplessFromTheBack: ToplessnessFromTheBack: Used on several occasions for {{Fanservice}}.
22nd Oct '13 3:38:53 PM jamespolk
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* ToplessFromTheBack: Used on several occasions for {{Fanservice}}.
22nd Oct '13 3:34:41 PM jamespolk
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* FanDisservice: A surprising amount of nudity by older women and fat men being tortured or dressed up like demons.



* FanDisservice: A surprising amount of nudity by older women and fat men being tortured or dressed up like demons.



* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitionsOutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: The film notes that we no longer believe heavenly bodies move in spheres and we don't cower before frescoes of devils--but see NotSoDifferent above.
22nd Oct '13 3:33:16 PM jamespolk
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* ATasteOfTheLash: One witch is whipped for not being evil enough.

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* ATasteOfTheLash: One witch is whipped for not being evil enough. A monk is whipped after the sight of an attractive lady behing held prisoner for witchcraft makes him horny.


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* WitchHunt: Literally. The poor old lady suspected of witchcraft gets her revenge by identifying the woman that turned her in as also being a witch.
22nd Oct '13 11:10:16 AM jamespolk
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** FanDisservice: A surprising amount of nudity by older women and men being tortured or dressed up like demons.

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** * FanDisservice: A surprising amount of nudity by older women and fat men being tortured or dressed up like demons.



* LiteralAssKissing: Witches are said to do this when they pay homage to demons. Thankfully this is shown with only an old drawing.

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* LiteralAssKissing: Witches are said to do this when they pay homage to demons. Thankfully And, unfortunately, this is shown with only an old drawing.dramatized.
* LovePotion: A woman uses this to seduce a pious monk.


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* APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: The black mass devolves into this.
22nd Oct '13 11:04:17 AM jamespolk
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* {{Satan}}

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* {{Satan}}{{Satan}}: Appears several times, along with other ancillary demons.


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* ATasteOfTheLash: One witch is whipped for not being evil enough.
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