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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 ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Alfred Maurstad ... Fændrik
Lars Tvinde Lars Tvinde ... Sebaldus
Guri Stormoen Guri Stormoen ... Mathilde
Sonja Wigert ... Josefa
Oscar Egede-Nissen Oscar Egede-Nissen ... Oscar
Henny Skjønberg Henny Skjønberg ... Tobine
Carsten Winger Carsten Winger ... Halvor
Sigurd Magnussøn Sigurd Magnussøn ... Peder
Marit Halset Marit Halset ... Halvors kone
Karin Meyer Karin Meyer ... Peders kone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Per Berge Per Berge ... Rompe Anders
Aagot Didriksen Aagot Didriksen
Gøril Havrevold Gøril Havrevold ... Johanne
Joachim Holst-Jensen Joachim Holst-Jensen ... Søren, Fændriks onkel
Abigael Heber Magnussøn Abigael Heber Magnussøn ... Johannes mor


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 Signy

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Release Date:

26 December 1937 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Lovløse Mænd See more »

Filming Locations:

Homborsund, Norway

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Norsk Film See more »
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Remarkably fresh for its age with charismatic lead
20 October 2019 | by vildehlSee all my reviews

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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