Markens grøde (Growth of the Soil)

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

Price: $14.95

Markens grøde
a.k.a. Growth of the Soil

Directed by Gunnar Sommerfeldt

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.

67 Minutes