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Barbara (1997)

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 ... See full summary »

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Barbara
Helene Egelund ...
Suzanne
Trond Høvik ...
Gabriel
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Hr. Poul
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...
Hr. Wenzel
Ove Pedersen ...
Landfogden
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Lagmanden
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Sorenskriveren
Jytte Kvinesdal ...
Anna Sophie
Bodil Udsen ...
Tante Armgard
Birgitte Federspiel ...
Ellen Katrine
Hanus G. Johansen ...
Kirkegårdsgartneren
Henny Moan ...
Magdalene
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Provsten
Turpin Djurhuus ...
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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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Remake of Barbara - Wild wie das Meer (1961) See more »

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Good fil, weak actors
15 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I am Faroese and was an extra in this film. As "Barbara" is something of a national treasure in the Faroes, I am of course a little biased. I will say that Nils Malmros did a formidable job and there´s no faulting his research and story telling (Malmros is a doctor as well as a film maker and he did a tenure at the National Hospital in Thorshavn so he could make the research for this film). I like the film a lot, but must point out a couple of weak points: Namely the two male love interests, Lars Simonsen´s Hr. Poul and Peter Reichardt´s Andreas Heyde. They are both weak characters and it´s not believeable that a woman like Barbara (brilliantly played by Anneke von der Lippe) should fall for either of them. The film is very faithful to the book and the scenery is breathtaking, but the key players lets the film down. 7 stars out of 10.


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