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The Telegraphist (1993)
"Telegrafisten" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  4 February 1993 (Norway)
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Mack is the most important man in a little society in North Western Norway around 1900. Telegrapher Rolandsen is a smart, funny and charming the ladies, even Mack's daughter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bjørn Floberg ...
Ove Rolandsen
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Elise Mack
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Mack
Ole Ernst ...
Kaptein Henriksen
Kjersti Holmen ...
Jomfru Van Loos
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Levion
Elisabeth Sand ...
Pastor's Wife
Svein Sturla Hungnes ...
Pastor
Camilla Strøm-Henriksen ...
Olga
Johan H:son Kjellgren ...
Fredrik
Knut Haugmark ...
Enok
Reidar Sørensen ...
Ulrik
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Pernille
Per Jansen ...
Telegraph Inspector
Gørild Mauseth ...
Ragna
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Mack is the most important man in a little society in North Western Norway around 1900. Telegrapher Rolandsen is a smart, funny and charming the ladies, even Mack's daughter.

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Decent adaptation of great book
22 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I loved the book (maybe it gains in translation....) and thought this a fair stab at transferring it to the screen. I imagine Hamsun is a tricky author to adapt. Gustavson does manage to capture some of the whimsy of the source material; however, Hamsun is not all sweetness and light, and I think the director finds it harder to tap into the darker side of some of the characters, Rolandsen especially. Good performances all round, though, and beautiful scenery (unless you're Scandinavian and bored with that sort of thing).


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