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Kristin Lavransdatter (1995)

Kristin is the daughter of a prominent landowner in medieval Norway. She grows up in total harmony with the ideals of the time: strong family ties, social pride and devout Christianity. She... See full summary »

Director:

Liv Ullmann

Writers:

Liv Ullmann, Sigrid Undset (novel)
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Credited cast:
Elisabeth Matheson Elisabeth Matheson ... Kristin Lavransdatter
Bjørn Skagestad Bjørn Skagestad ... Erlend
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... Lavrans
Henny Moan Henny Moan ... Ragnfrid
Rut Tellefsen Rut Tellefsen ... Fru Ashild
Erland Josephson ... Broder Edvin
Lena Endre ... Eline Ormsdatter
Jørgen Langhelle ... Simon Darre
Svein Tindberg Svein Tindberg ... Ulv
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linus Aaberg Linus Aaberg
Gisken Armand ... Ingbjørg
Berard Arnø Berard Arnø ... Ung Erlend
Bernhard Arnø Bernhard Arnø ... Arne Gyrdson
Peter Baden Peter Baden ... Bentein som barn
Lars-Erik Berenett ... Bjørn
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Kristin is the daughter of a prominent landowner in medieval Norway. She grows up in total harmony with the ideals of the time: strong family ties, social pride and devout Christianity. She accepts the fact that her father has arranged for her to marry the son of another landowner. Kristin's beauty and purity create violent emotions around her. There are envy and attempted rape, murder and revenge. She seeks refuge from the world in a convent, awaiting the time for her marriage. Here the passion of her life strikes, the knight Erlend Nikulaussonn. He, an accomplished seducer, also falls hopelessly in love. They have to cross not only convent walls to meet, but social boundaries as well. Their love cannot be kept secret, and suddenly the innocent Kristin is the centre of a scandal. Her fiance withdraws from their engagement, her father rages, and Erlend's former mistress tries to poison her. The affair grows into a political issue, and finally some of the country's most dignified ... Written by The Norwegian Film Institute

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Drama

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Trivia

The Norwegian entry to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1996. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film premiered in the United States at a length of 144 minutes. The original length was 187 minutes. A restored version was released to video in North America, with all the cut footage intact. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Danish Poet (2006) See more »

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The Undset novel made boring by norwegian diva Liv Ullmann
4 May 2001 | by Gothmog-13See all my reviews

In Norway we have to go to the cinema during school, often to see heavy drama movies we wouldn't see at all otherwise. I mean what sane 15 year old would personally go to see a medieval drama directed by Liv Ullmann. Anyway, this movie can easily be summed up by one word: crying..

From scene one the main character Kristin is hit by tragedy and cries. And that continues for a looong time. So rather read the book than watch this movie, but it might be great to see with your girlfriend if you manage to act the correct way.


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Country:

Norway | Germany | Sweden

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

25 August 1995 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Kransen See more »

Filming Locations:

Jomfruland, Norway See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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