VICTORIA

By Torun LIAN

NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE - as PROMO

Drama - Completed 2013

Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun’s immortal novel VICTORIA from 1898 was the original LOVE STORY.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NORWAY
    • Languages
    • NORWEGIAN
    • Duration
    • 106 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Torun LIAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Torun LIAN
    • Producer(s)
    • John M. JACOBSEN (Filmkameratene), Pancho Kohner , Sveinung GOLIMO (Filmkameratene)
    • Synopsis
    • Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun’s immortal novel VICTORIA from 1898 was the original LOVE STORY. It has everything that a filmmaker and a cinema audience could wish for: young love, class differences, success against all odds, costumes, glorious settings and in the end heartbreaking tragedy when Victoria confesses her true love to the man she didn’t get and should have had – before she succumbs to tuberculosis.
      Norwegian Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun wrote about characters who were obsessive, introverted, antisocial and possessed with a frenzied capacity for love, lust and art. This type is seen most clearly in one of his earliest works, Hunger, which shows a young artist struggling against poverty, unwilling to surrender to the principles of ordinary existence, even when it means the difference between food and starvation. Victoria, a novel written eight years later, in 1898, is subtitle 'A Love Story', but it is a typically Hamsun-esque love – one built on kind looks but harsh words and never, ever, any physical expression.
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