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Carl Theodor Dreyer
Gertrud is fully committed to ideal love. She is immature, she is narcissistic, she is genuine. She's willing to sacrifice any and all happiness on the altar of poetic romance. Some authors reward this self-indulgent martyrdom with a happy ending just before the credits roll; others reward it even more with a grand suicide, replete with symbolism and pathos.