|Thorkild Roose||Rev. Absalon Pedersson|
|Lisbeth Movin||Anne Pedersdotter (his second wife)|
|Sigrid Neiiendam||Meret (his mother)|
|Preben Lerdorff||Martin (Absalon's son from first marriage) (uncredited)|
|Anna Svierker||Herlofs Marte (uncredited)|
In a Danish village in the early 1600s, a young woman named Anne, whose mother was thought to be a witch, develops sympathy toward an old woman, Marte, who is accused of witchcraft. The intervention of Anne's older but kindly husband, Pastor Absalon saved her mother -- but now, urged on by his overbearing mother, he refuses to help Marte. When Absalon's son returns home and is attracted to Anne, it's a matter of time before her family destiny catches up with her.