Hamsun Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Hamsun the Movie

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Highly regarded Norwegian Nobel Prize-winning writer Knut Hamsun (von Sydow) stunned his countrymen when he sided with the Nazis in WWII and urged them to stop resisting the invaders of their homeland. An ardent nationalist, the elderly Hamsun apparently heard only what he wanted to about Hitler's policies and regarded Britain as the greater threat to Europe. After the war Hamsun and his equally outspoken pro-German wife, Marie (Norby), are deemed traitors and are put on trial. Based on a book by Thorkild Hansen. Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian with subtitles.

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First Run Features, The Film Center Building, 630 Ninth Ave., Ste. 1213, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)243-0600, Toll-free: 800-229-8575, Fax: (212)989-7649, Email: info@firstrunfeatures.com, URL: http://www.firstrunfeatures.com

Available on VHS
Running time 154 minutes.
Originally from Norwegian, Danish, Swedish.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Writers, This Is Your Life, World War II, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, Growing Older, Marriage
Screenplay
Per Olof Enquist
Cast
Max von Sydow, Ghita Norby, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Ernst Jacobi, Anette Hoff, Erik Hivju
Cinematography
Jan Troell
Director
Jan Troell
Music
Arvo Part
Producer
Nordisk, Svensk Filmindustri

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