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Director - Jan Troell
Run Time - 154 minutes
Language - Swedish, Danish & Norwegian w/English subtitles
Format - DVD
Year - 1996
Genre - Foreign Drama

Educational Interest- Cinema Studies, Jewish Studies, World War II


Institutional DVD Price: $195




In this epic story of love and treason, screen legend Max von Sydow (The Exorcist, Minority Report, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Seventh Seal, Three Days of the Condor, Zentropa, Pelle the Conqueror) gives a career-crowning performance as Knut Hamsun, Norway’s controversial Nobel Laureate. Hamsun is his country’s most beloved writer. But with the shadow of Nazism quickly darkening Europe, Hamsun and his wife Marie (Ghita Nørby) embrace Hitler – who sees Hamsun’s support as the surest way to win over the Norwegian people. Before long Hamsun and Marie are engulfed not only in Hitler’s war, but also in their own turbulent relationship, and must face the angry wrath of a betrayed nation.


"An absolutely monumental performance by Max von Sydow!." - New York Newsday

"Easily one of the year's finest films!" - Los Angeles Times