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Two weary travelers come upon a monastery. While staying the night, they learn of its mysterious founding.

Director: Victor Sjöström
Stars: Tore Svennberg, Tora Teje, Richard Lund
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
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It's New Year's Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year, if he is a great sinner, will have to drive during the whole year the Phantom ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström
Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg
Drama | Romance
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The story of a working man who has a gorgeous fiancee but she falls for a rich older woman - who turns out to be a femme fatale.

Director: Edith Carlmar
Stars: Claus Wiese, Bjørg Riiser-Larsen, Eva Bergh
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Director: Victor Sjöström
Stars: Nils Aréhn, Josua Bengtson, Bror Berger


Credited cast:
Lill Ingmar Ingmarsson
Harriet Bosse ...
Tore Svennberg ...
Stor Ingmar Ingmarsson
Hildur Carlberg ...
Hjalmar Peters ...
Brita's Father
Svea Peters ...
Brita's Mother
Gustav Ranft ...
William Iwarsson ...
Wilhelm Högstedt ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Ahlin ...
District Court Visitor
Wiktor Bergendahl
Ernst Brunman ...
District Court Guard
Artur Cederborgh ...
Gösta Gustafson ...
District Court Visitor
Ester Lundh ...


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Release Date:

1 January 1919 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Dawn of Love  »

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1.33 : 1
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Version of Till österland (1926) See more »

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Classic Swedish film represents a direction later film making could effectively have followed.
14 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It is extraordinary that this amazing film is not repeatedly shown. It is possibly the best demonstration of the genius (not an assessment to make casually) of Sjöstrom - with David Griffiths, the first person to demonstrate his brilliance by making films.

The film's aware mix of the naive vision of the ancestors sitting in the lodge in heaven, which Sjöstrom's character reaches by climbing a ladder to the clouds, and the grim, realist material of the unfaithful wife's child, alone would make it outstanding but finding this at a stage where it had virtually nothing in the way of antecedent is staggering.

Modern prints may not do justice to the sophistication of the film making. The performances do survive un-dimmed. Curious that Sjöstrom was able to take his mastery to Hollywood when the Scandinavian industry faltered but not to survive the challenge of sound - something which remains a mystery that could stand investigation.

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