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Max von Sydow,
Sverre Anker Ousdal,
Inspired by real-life Elsa Andersson, this mostly fictional movie tells the story of her upbringing as a farmer's daughter, in the early 1900s, who dreams of getting away from the farm and becoming an aviatrix.
The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape from the German army from the coast of Northern Norway and across the border to the ... See full summary »
Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway on April 9, 1940, he welcomes them and the protection they can give from Great Britain. He supports the national socialist ideals, but opposes the way these ideals are turned into action - that Norwegians are jailed and executed. His wife Marie travels in Germany during the war as a sign of support from Knut and herself. Written by
An intimate portrait of complicity, a marriage and an artist that shouldn't be missed.
The extraordinary Max von Sydow stars in this terrific film about the fine
line between complicity and collaboration in the life of a Noble Prize
winning writer from Norway during the Nazi occupation. But this film is
also so much more than that: it is a film about the complex and
heart-wrenching relations between the writer, his wife and their children.
Like "The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl," this film asks
where we draw the line in holding artists responsible for their art and
actions in an oft confusing world. But it takes that question a step
further in examining how his art may also have cost him his relationships
with his wife and children.
This is a beautifully filmed, well-acted movie; a true character study of
the inner lives of a family, particularly Knut Hamsun and his wife, Marie,
evocatively portrayed by Ghita Norby. It is a subtle and slow-paced film
true Scandinavian fashion and von Sydow again shows us why he will be
remembered of one of the finest actors of cinema's first 100 years. I
highly recommend it, and for those who are interested in other movies
dealing with this theme, especially as it relates to artists, so often
regarded as naive regarding politics and how they are may be used and
manipulated for political gain, I highly recommend "Mother Night," the
aforementioned documentary about Riefenstahl, and "Mephisto."
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