Ingeborg Holm (1913)

Stars: Hilda Borgström, Aron Lindgren, Erik Lindholm
Director: Victor Sjöström
Runtime: 68 minutes
Language: English subtitles - music score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $16.95

Ingeborg Holm

Director: Victor Sjöström

Hilda Borgström ... Ingeborg Holm
Aron Lindgren ... Sven Holm, Older Eric Holm
Erik Lindholm ... Shop Assistant
Georg Grönroos ... Workhouse Superintendant
William Larsson ... Chief Constable
Richard Lund ... Doctor
Carl Barcklind ... House Doctor

Victor Sjöström directs this striking social drama based on the 1906 play by Nils Krok. About a wife and mother who, when her husband becomes ill and dies, is forced into the workhouse and must see her children given away to foster care. This film influenced a great debate in Sweden about social security and helped lead to changes in the laws governing such workhouses.

68 minutes with a music score by Christopher Congdon

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