Maren, a young girl, is the sole survivor of the Black Death in her Norwegian village. Using instincts, folklore, luck, and the clairvoyant powers granted her by being born with a "Victory ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.

Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt
Landstrykere (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Ola Solum
Stars: Trond Peter Stamsø Munch, Marika Lagercrantz, Helge Jordal
Nattseilere (1986)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Set on the island of Senja in Northern Norway in 1877. Båremor, a 14 year old girl is washed ashore almost dead. No-one knows her and she remembers nothing of her past. A poor fisherman ... See full summary »

Director: Tor M. Tørstad
Stars: Vera Holte, Helge Jordal, Per Oscarsson
Arme Riddere (2011)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools...

Director: Magnus Martens
Stars: Kyrre Hellum, Mads Ousdal, Henrik Mestad
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Julia Onsager Steen ...
Maren, Jostedalsrypa
Liv Bernhoft Osa ...
Mor
Bjørn Willberg Andersen ...
Far
Reidar Sørensen ...
Asser
...
Lars
Oddbjørn Hesjevoll ...
Oddmund
Knut Husebø ...
Knut
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Skråbukken
Inger Heldal ...
Husfrua
Svein Rønning ...
Husbonden
...
Sønn
Espen Skjønberg ...
Fortelleren (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Bakketeig
Harald Brenna ...
(voice)
Karen Dalaker
Edit

Storyline

Maren, a young girl, is the sole survivor of the Black Death in her Norwegian village. Using instincts, folklore, luck, and the clairvoyant powers granted her by being born with a "Victory Cap," Maren survives on her own, waiting for other people to discover her plight. Painstaking recreations of medieval customs and settings dominate the film. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 July 1994 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Second Sight  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A grim but deeply moving glimpse of medieval Norway.
15 November 1998 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

It distresses me to have to disagree with Shane Burridge, whose reviews are always well informed and intelligent. In this case I must, lest any viewers who would appreciate this film are deterred. I have to confess to a particular interest, since I used to teach medieval literature. Even reasonably decent movie recreations of medieval life are very few, while cosmetic fantasies are legion. The plot of this film is admittedly limited in scope, but the detail and atmosphere of Norway at the time of the "Black Death" which, as Mr Burridge points out, killed two-thirds of the population, are completely engrossing and terrifying. A village wedding feast can lead virtually to the end of the world and this is experienced by a small girl, spared only because she was away on the mountain side minding the sheep! Perhaps the ending is a little too contrived, but without it the film would be unendurably sad, as indeed must have been so for so many millions at the time. The picture is bleak but beautiful to watch, the actors are completely believable and the leading child is so engaging (but not in any way cute) that the experience is one that I shall never forget. The bonus is that the dialogue is in Norwegian. (Not medieval, but then the home audience had to understand it.) This will never, I admit, appeal to a wide audience, at least outside Norway, but for those who know what they are looking for, it is a small treasure.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Trollsyn (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?