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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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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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Absolutely Beautiful!
9 December 2005 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

It follows the first book in the trilogy very faithfully. Many scenes were actually just as I had imagined them while reading the books.

The photography is breathtaking and the sets amazing. According to scholars of fourteenth century Norway, the attention to detail in depicting every day life and customs is very authentic.

The costumes are beautiful and the actors, without exception, perfect for the parts. We were riveted!

Buy the DVD with the uncut version and extras. Definitely worthwhile watching more than once... or twice... or thrice....!!!

I hope Liv Ullmann will film the other two books as well. And soon!

Don't miss this remarkable movie.


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