Get us in your inbox


  • Film

Time Out says

Marit weds farmer Johan, a dull old stick with a poisonous mother living across the river. Along comes a fat-arsed lumberjack who easily seduces Marit away, taking her on a perilous journey over the rapids, with Johan in hot pursuit. It ends with the seducer taking a beating and a penitent Marit returning to the farm - happy ending for Johan, his 'property' restored, but most modern audiences will feel frustrated at Marit's inability to kiss off both these jerks and head for the bright lights. (In Juha, the Kaurismäki remake, she suffers even more grievously.) Stiller deadpans the morality of the tale, more intent on having his camera commune with the rugged Scandinavian landscape. The inter-titles are unusual, being in the form of a trad-sounding ballad with a mocking refrain. From a novel by Juhani Aho.
Written by BBa

Release Details

  • Duration:85 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Mauritz Stiller
  • Screenwriter:Mauritz Stiller, Arthur Nordeen
  • Cast:
    • Jenny Hasselquist
    • Urho Somersalmi
    • Mathias Taube
    • Hildegard Harring
    • Lilly Berg
You may also like
You may also like

The best things in life are free.

Get our free newsletter – it’s great.

Loading animation
Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!