An upperclass war widow marries again. The new husband is also an officer, and soon he has to go to the next war. At the outbreak, she’s the only one who does not cheer about it. An early screenwriting effort from Carl Theodor Dreyer.
Awesomely over the top. War, death, heartbreak, more war . . . and just when somebody says, "The crisis is over," Holger-Madsen and Dreyer bring the freakin' cholera. AND IT'S INSIDE THE HOUSE! Oh, and did I mention that they blow up a barn? An actual barn gets DESTROYED. Hooray, Danish silent films!