How do we understand faith and prayer, and what of miracles? August 1925 on a Danish farm. Patriarch Borgen has three sons: Mikkel, a good-hearted agnostic whose wife Inger is pregnant, Johannes, who believes he is Jesus, and Anders, young, slight, in love with the tailor's daughter. The fundamentalist sect of the girl's father is anathema to Borgen's traditional Lutheranism; he opposes the marriage until the tailor forbids it, then Borgen's pride demands that it happen. Unexpectedly, Inger, who is the family's sweetness and light, has problems with her pregnancy. The rational doctor arrives, and a long night brings sharp focus to at least four views of faith.
Sylvia Eckhausen....Kirstin Petersen (uncredited)
Birgitte Federspiel....Inger, Mikkel's Wife (uncredited)
Ejner Federspiel....Peter Petersen (uncredited)
Ann Elisabeth Groth....Maren Borgen, Mikkel's Daughter (uncredited)
Emil Hass Christensen....Mikkel Borgen (uncredited)
Cay Kristiansen....Anders Borgen (uncredited)
Preben Lerdorff Rye....Johannes Borgen (uncredited)
Henrik Malberg....Morten Borgen (uncredited)
Gerda Nielsen....Anne Petersen (uncredited)
Ove Rud....Pastor (uncredited)
Susanne Rud....Lilleinger Borgen, Mikkel's Daughter (uncredited)
Henry Skjær....The Doctor (uncredited)
Edith Trane....Mette Maren (uncredited)
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