An orphan, Josefa, runs away from her threatening uncle with whom she is living, and stows away on traveller Fændrik's boat. She is no better off with him, however, as he forces himself on ...
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Under den store nordiske krig i 1719 har svenskene besatt Trøndelag. Under tilbaketoget over Tydalsfjellene fryser de fleste i hjel. Men noen søker tilflukt i seterhyttene. Bøndene jager ... See full summary »
In the poor Norway in the early 1800s Gjest Baardsen starts off like a Robin Hood, stealing from the rich, giving to the poor. Based on the real character which became the poor mans hero, and got lots of help to get away from the law.
A conservative old bachelor buys an apartment previously owned by an artist who died suddenly. He has a weird feeling about the place from the start, and gets more and more obsessed by the ... See full summary »
The movie takes place in a company that sells baby toys. It is time to fill a leading position, and it is known the owner of the company only places married men on leading positions. This ... See full summary »
The story of a young Gerd, played by Liv Ullmann in her first leading role, who falls in love with a young boy. She is considered a 'loose' woman, and the boy's family does not accept their... See full summary »
In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of ... See full summary »
An orphan, Josefa, runs away from her threatening uncle with whom she is living, and stows away on traveller Fændrik's boat. She is no better off with him, however, as he forces himself on her and makes her steal and beg for a living. Meanwhile Fændrik's sister, who has been left penniless on shore by her deceitful brother, joins forces with Josefa's fiancé, Oscar, in a search for the missing pair.Written by
Remarkably fresh for its age with charismatic lead
When "Fant" was released in Norway in 1937 it was an instant hit, and all these years later it's still surprisingly fresh. And the main reason for both is Alfred Maurstad in the lead role as the anti-hero gypsy Fændrik. The role made him the biggest actor in Norway and it's still easy to see why. I was struck by how charming, natural and at ease his performance was, and despite how horrible the character could be you can't help but still be drawn to him. Truly the best and most charismatic actor in Norwegian film
The southern norwegian landscape is tranquil and beautiful, even in black and white, and the other actors are solid, especially Fændrik's headstrong sister, as well if a little artificial in line delivery as norwegian acting tended to be (and still is today)
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