Kristin Lavransdatter (1995)

 |  Drama  |  25 August 1995 (Norway)
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Kristin is the daughter of a prominent landowner in medieval Norway. She grows up in total harmony with the ideals of the time: strong family ties, social pride and devout Christianity. She... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Linus Aaberg
Gisken Armand ...
Berard Arnø ...
Ung Erlend
Bernhard Arnø ...
Arne Gyrdson
Peter Baden ...
Bentein som barn
Lars-Erik Berenett ...
Svein Erik Brodal ...
Munan Bårdsson
Joachim Calmeyer ...
Sira Eirik
Eline Ormsdatter
Vibeke Falk ...
George Fant ...
Bård Petersson
Astrid Folstad ...
Groa Guttormsdotter
Gina Green ...
Young Dancer
Hilde Grythe ...
Paul-Ottar Haga ...


Kristin is the daughter of a prominent landowner in medieval Norway. She grows up in total harmony with the ideals of the time: strong family ties, social pride and devout Christianity. She accepts the fact that her father has arranged for her to marry the son of another landowner. Kristin's beauty and purity create violent emotions around her. There are envy and attempted rape, murder and revenge. She seeks refuge from the world in a convent, awaiting the time for her marriage. Here the passion of her life strikes, the knight Erlend Nikulaussonn. He, an accomplished seducer, also falls hopelessly in love. They have to cross not only convent walls to meet, but social boundaries as well. Their love cannot be kept secret, and suddenly the innocent Kristin is the centre of a scandal. Her fiance withdraws from their engagement, her father rages, and Erlend's former mistress tries to poison her. The affair grows into a political issue, and finally some of the country's most dignified ... Written by The Norwegian Film Institute

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The Norwegian entry to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1996. See more »


Referenced in The Danish Poet (2006) See more »

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Epic in the wrong way
8 August 2010 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie at a film festival years ago. It was the "director's cut", AFAIK, and the three+ hours playing time honestly felt closer to four hours. Now, I'm no stranger to historical drama, romantic movies, or epic movies, but this movie bored me out of my skull. The story drags along at a snail's pace, with the few dramatic highlights hardly making a blip on the radar. The main characters fail at stirring any sympathy for them or their relation. The sets, costumes and cinematography were decent enough, but it couldn't compensate for the turgid pace. It is probably the most boring historical drama I've had to misfortune to watch.

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