Hamsun

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Released 1996

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Director:
Jan Troell
Released:
1996
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Hamsun is a war biopic that illustrates the fine line between complicity and collaboration in a time of great upheaval. Once a well-respected author, Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun (Max von Sydow) of Norway had long felt a hatred for the English after their decision to let Norway starve due to supplies being cut off in World War I. His ire towards Great Britain later led Hamsun to publicly welcome the Nazi occupation of Norway in April of 1940, initially believing they would provide the country with protection from the British. However, when Germany's socialist ideals which Hamsun celebrates are corrupted and turned against his own countrymen, the author abruptly finds himself fallen from grace and despised. In a nuanced exploration of Knut Hamsun's final years and his complicated relationship with his wife, Marie (Ghita N''rby), Hamsun is a moving film that explores the infamous author's downfall and the years surrounding his death.
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