After the play by Alexander Kielland about a bishop, Sigurd Helmer, which is accused of foul play after writing anonymous letters smearing his opponent. The accuser is his main rival and daughter's chosen fiancée.
The movie takes place on Oslo's east side sometime during the twenties. It depicts the workers' environment by traditional elements like unemployment, strike, poverty, alcoholism, absent ... See full summary »
Wartime 1944. Oddmund stays at a remote cabin in the high mountains, about to lead 12 refugees out of the country. But he also awaits the most important person is his life, Ragnhild, which isn't coming.
Fan of american, british and french film noir, I'm discovering this genre in other countries, and there are some true masterpieces. After having seen the extraordinary "the Scarlet dove" from Finland, I discover from Norway "Fire in the night", the story of a poor lonesome crazy man working in a newspaper and arsoning some small fires when he is in stress. Getting more and more in stress as he falls in love, his personality changes from better to worse. The actor playing that insane character is Cleas Gill and he is terrific from the first scenes, mostly omnipresent. All the casting is great, playing normal persons. Cinematography and direction are following precisely that crazy man.
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