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Jan Troell

Hamsun

158' - 1996 - War, Drama, Biography - Dialogue: Norwegian, German, Danish, English, Swedish
Director: Jan Troell With: Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby, Anette Hoff
The story of an unusual and passionate marriage between Nobel Prize winning Norwegian writer and poet, Knut Hamsun, and his wife Marie, who sacrified everything to be at his side. The film opens in 1935, when the aging writer's fascination with Hitler becomes more and more obvious to everyone. As a prominent and internationally known personality with influential contacts all over the world, and a firm believer in fighting against British imperialism, Hamsun starts to believe it is his destiny to rescue his country. During World War II, he openly sides with te Nazis. Once regarded national heroes, Hamsun and his wife are soon looked upon as traitors by their fellow Norwegians.

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Credits

Director

Jan Troell

With

Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby, Anette Hoff

Scenario

Jan Troell, Per Olov Enquist, Thorkild Hansen

Director of Photography

Mischa Gavrjusjov, Jan Troell

Editor

Ghita Beckendorff, Jan Troell

Producer

Erik Crone

More information

Dialogue

Norwegian, German, Danish, English, Swedish

Countries of production

Denmark, Norway, Germany, Sweden

Screenplay based on

"Processen mod Hamsun" (Thorkild Hansen)

Year

1996

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