Stars: Amund Rydland, Karen Poulsen, Ragna Wettergreen Director: Gunnar Sommerfeldt Runtime: 67 Minutes Language: English inter-titles - Orchestra score Color: Tinted and Toned Format: DVD-R Rating: NR
Markens grøde (1921) a.k.a. Growth of the Soil
Directed by Gunnar Sommerfeldt
Cast: Amund Rydland ... Isak Karen Poulsen ... Inger Ragna Wettergreen ... Oline Gunnar Sommerfeldt ... Geissler, lensmannen ("The Sherrif") Inge Sommerfeldt ... Barbro Almar Bjoernefjell ... Elesius, en ung bonde ("a young farmer") Sigurd Berg Bruland ... Brede Olsen, en bondegutt ("a farm boy") Siljusson av Terna ... Os-Anders Sivert Eliassen ... Sivert Ernst Vaumund ... Aksel Strøm
Reputed to be the first feature produced in Norway and based on the wildly popular novel of 1917 for which the author, Knut Hamsun, was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1920. The saga of a brave pioneer who conquers the wilderness, builds a home, and eventually sees the area develop into a thriving community.