Irish Film Institute -Terje Vigen

Terje Vigen

Based on Henrik Ibsen’s epic poem, Terje Vigen started a new trend in Swedish cinema by combining prestige literary material with strong dramatic action and a striking use of natural locations. Set in Norway during the Napoleonic Wars, the story centres on an intrepid fisherman, Terje (Sjostrom), who pierces the English blockade and brings back food from Denmark for his family. But he is soon captured by the English and thrown into prison. Years later, having retired to a lonely existence as a lighthouse keeper, Terje discovers among the people he rescues from a storm the very man who arrested him.
Sweden, 1917.
English titles.
Black and white.
60 mins.

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