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A film by Jan Troell

154 minutes, fiction, color, 1996
In Swedish, Danish & Norwegian w/ English subtitles

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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 towering 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.


"A career-crowning performance for Max von Sydow." - The New York Times

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

"! Brilliantly acted… a truly great work!" - The Oregonian

"! Arguably von Sydow's greatest portrayal!" - Detroit News

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

"Best actor of the year!" - The Atlantic

Disc Features

●  Photo Gallery
●  Cast/Crew Biographies
●  Knut Hamsun Biography
●  WWII Film Collection Preview

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