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Hamsun (1996)

Director: Jan Troell     Starring: Ghita Norby Max Von Sydow
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202372668
UPC: 720229912129
UPC 14: 00720229912129
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The true story of Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun.
In this epic story of love and treason, Max von Sydow 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 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.
Editor's Note
A compelling dramatization of the last years of Norwegian Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun's life, when he and his actress wife shocked the world by publicly supporting the Third Reich and openly advocating the Nazi occupation of Norway. But the Hamsuns' controversial politics are strongly rooted in their unconventional and tumultuous family life. His richly nuanced performance won Von Sydow Best Actor awards from the Bodil Film Festival and from the Guldbagge, the Swedish Oscars.

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Video Features DVD, English, Subtitled, No Longer Produced

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: First Run Features
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/23/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 154 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1996
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 912129D
Video UPC UPC: 00720229912129
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Swedish
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Anette Hoff
Video Cast Info Asa Soderling
Video Cast Info Gard Eidsvold
Video Cast Info Max Von Sydow
Video Cast Info Erik Crone - Producer
Video Cast Info Ghita Beckendorff - Editor
Video Cast Info Jan Troell - Director
Video Cast Info Jan Troell - Writer
Video Cast Info Karl Juliusson - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Lars Kolvig - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Lotte Dandanell - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Mischa Gavrjusjov - Cinematographer

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...Max Von Sydow gives a career-crowning performance....Mr. Von Sydow's Hamsun is one of the most extraordinarily rich and moving portrayals of an older person ever filmed..." 08/06/1997 p.C15

ReelViews 9 of 10
Working with a brilliant cast, Troell is at the height of his powers. One scene in particular stands out. Hamsun, granted an audience with Hitler (Ernst Jacobi), loses his dignity and stature as he breaks down while pleading for Norway's autonomy. - James Berardinelli

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Von Sydow,Max
Product attributeLabel:   First Run Feature
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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