The Outlaw and His Wife (1917)

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Adapted from a play by Johann Sigurjonson, director Victor Sjöström's Berg-Ejvind och Hans Hhustru is considered one of the first major films of Swedish cinema. The 1918 silent drama stars Victor Sjöström as Berg-Eyvind, a drifter who begins working on the farm of a widow named Halla (Edith Erastoff). The couple falls in love only to have it revealed that Berg-Eyvind is a thief on the run after stealing a ship. Together, the lovers escape into the mountains of Iceland where many criminals before them have sought refuge. Released in the United States under the title You and I, Berg-Ejvind och Hans Hhustru was restored in 1966. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

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Enjoyable today as a curio.

Sep 14, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

... [Victor] Sjostrom creates images both beautiful and elemental.

Aug 15, 2008 | Full Review…

A tale of redemption played out against the vast expenses of nature.

Jul 23, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

In this film, it is the rigors of mountain life -blizzards, cliffs, and little to eat - that provide the backdrop to the physical and spiritual trials of the main characters.

Feb 24, 2004 | Full Review…

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