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Døden er et kjærtegn (1949)

The story of a working man who has a gorgeous fiancee but she falls for a rich older woman - who turns out to be a femme fatale.

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Claus Wiese ... Erik Hauge
Bjørg Riiser-Larsen ... Sonja Rentoft
Eva Bergh ... Marit, Eriks forlovede
Ingolf Rogde ... Rentoft, direktør
Einar Vaage ... Toresen, mekaniker (as Einar Våge)
Brita Bigum ... Brita
Sossen Krohg ... Vera (as Sossen Schjelderup)
Signe Heide Steen ... Martha, Sonja pike
Haakon Arnold ... Olsen, konstabel
Eugen Skjønberg ... Byrettsdommeren (as Eugen Schjønberg)
Henrik Anker Steen ... Fritjof
Gisle Straume ... Eriks advokat
Anders Sundby ... Anton
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The story of a working man who has a gorgeous fiancee but she falls for a rich older woman - who turns out to be a femme fatale.

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29 August 1949 (Norway)  »

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Death Is a Caress  »

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Thanks to my good Norwegian pal.......
27 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

...it is my first comment on a Norwegian film. My friend told me it is the only film noir ever made in his country..

This is the story of a working man,who's got a gorgeous fiancée and who falls for a rich older woman,a femme fatale who will be his downfall.

Sometimes looking like a "Room at the top" in reverse (but the Norwegian work was made before Clayton's one),the relationship between the two lovers is harsh and the last picture makes your hair stand on end.

Made at a time when women directors were rare (Ida Lupino,Jacqueline Audry),it is less eventful than the contemporary film noirs.


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