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Hr. Wenzel
Ove Pedersen ...
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Anna Sophie
Bodil Udsen ...
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Birgitte Federspiel ...
Ellen Katrine
Hanus G. Johansen ...
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Henny Moan ...
Magdalene
Henning Jensen ...
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Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious scruples, he falls victim to Barbara's at once innocent and sinful charm. The appearance of the charming and gallant Andreas Heide in Thorshavn puts their love to the severest of tests. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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A historical fiction for an isolated culture
23 October 2010 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

There are a lot of different opinions on this movie...

I enjoyed the movie Barbara thoroughly. It is based upon a novel by Jørgen Franz Jacobsen, published in 1939. The novel itself focuses on character build and a unique love story.

The main focus of the movie is the Faroese culture and it's relationship to other nations, such as the Danes and the French. I would recommend this movie to those who are historically interested, and it is my experience that people enjoy the movie a lot more if they can understand the languages present (Danish and Faroese, mainly).

I must warn you. If you are looking for an action-filled Hollywood production, this is NOT your kind of movie. However, if you are looking for a nuanced plot and beautiful scenery... definitely!


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