The Hand of Fate

August Blom, 1922, 81 min
The film is the first film adaptation of Steen Steensen Blicher’s short story about a real-life miscarriage of justice from the seventeenth century.

The God-fearing vicar Niels Quist lives with his beloved daughter Mette in the small Jutland town of Vejlby. The newly elected county bailiff and local magistrate, Erik Sørensen, is the lucky fellow who wins Mette’s heart, but their happiness is short-lived: One day, the vicar’s farmhand mysteriously disappears, and all signs suggest that the vicar is the killer. But is Erik Sørensen willing and able to sentence his own true love's father to death?