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Sir Arne's Treasure
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Mauritz Stiller


Mauritz Stiller, one of Sweden's founding fathers of film, creates a monumental and bleak epic about three Scottish aristocrats in Sweden in the 16th century. After escaping from prison, the men commit a heinous crime, murdering a wealthy landowner named Sir Arne and stealing his treasure. The story takes a complicated turn as a young girl, Elsalill (Mary Johnson), the only survivor of the attack, falls in love with Sir Archi (Richard Lund), one of the murderers. Haunted by visions of her murdered family she must betray him once she realizes his guilt. With overtones of MACBETH and morality plays, SIR ARNE'S TREASURE uses the bitter winter of Sweden as a backdrop to this desolate masterpiece of the silent era. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize winning- author Selma Lagerlöf.

 

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GENRES - drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 107 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1919

COUNTRY - Sweden

LANGUAGE - Swedish

SUBTITLES - English

ATTRIBUTES - Black & White

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