Director: Henning Carlsen
Cast:Per Oscarsson, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitte Federspiel
Subtitles: English, French, German
Original language: Danish
License Territories: Alto Adige, Austria, Belgium, Belgium (F), Belgium (FL), Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (F), Luxembourg (FL), Luxembourg (G), Switzerland, Switzerland (F), Switzerland (G), Switzerland (I), The Netherlands
Carlsen has made an excellent screen adaptation of Knut Hamsun’s famous first novel” Bloomsbury Foreign Film guide In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of reality is withering. One moment he is delighted and the next he curses everybody. All the time he manages to maintain human dignity and pride.