Director Erik Balling Country Denmark Actors Ib Schønberg, Grethe Thordahl, Kai Holm, Henry Lohmann, Bjørn Watt-Boolsen, Johannes Meyer, Bent Christensen, Gabriel Axel, Kate Mundt, Frits Helmuth, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Karl Stegger, Victor Montell, Betty Helsengreen, Jytte Enselmann, Lene Poulsen, Caja Heimann, Jytte Grathwohl, Alice Lotinga, Edith Hermansen, Anne Grete Hilding, Aage Winther-Jørgensen, Emil Hallberg, Bjørn
A young teacher, Eva Nygaard (Astrid Villaume), arrives in Greenland from Denmark to surprise her fiance, the Doctor Erik Halsøe, but is crushed to find he has not waited for her and he is about to be married to his assisting nurse. Eva travels to a small fishing village to await the next ship back to Denmark. There she enters into a tense and often confrontational relationship with Jens (Poul Reichhardt), a quiet moody Dane who manages a trading company outpost. Meanwhile, Jens is trying to persuade a Greenlander named Pavia (Niels Platou) to become a company fisherman, despite Pavia’s fear of alienating his fellow villagers and upsetting the spirit, Qivitoq.
Director Erik Balling Country Denmark Actors Helle Virkner, Henning Moritzen, Angelo Bruun, Nina Pens Rode, Gunnar Lauring, Lis Løwert, Ove Sprogøe, Poul Reichhardt, Inger Lassen, Lily Broberg, Gerda Madsen, Margaretha Fahlén, Birgitte Federspiel, Vera Gebuhr, Jessie Rindom, Bjørn Watt-Boolsen, Lone Luther, Olaf Ussing, Gabriel Axel, Bodil Miller, Holger Juul Hansen, Caja Heimann, Julie Grønlund, Birgit
Poeten and Lillemor are making their living on his writing, but the general interest in modern poetry is low and their income very small. A creditor is dogging them, when a sudden bequest gives them some breathing-space. They buy an old house in a small village, where living is cheaper than in Copenhagen. The villagers are distrustful towards the newcomers. After a while the baker, the butcher and the grocer won’t give Poeten and Lillemor credit anymore. Also the old creditor is back dogging them. Should Poeten renounce his high poetical standards and write simple verses for popular music, to get money?
In the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean on the island of Troldø lives a single farming family. The grandmother Gunhild is the only woman on the island and her son Enok is unable to find a wife. Gunhild’s advanced age causes her to worry for the future of the family. So she initiates a plan to get Enok married, a plan that is put into action when the young Eva becomes stranded on the island. But the community must be shaken by several dramatic events before Gunhild can breathe a sigh of relief.
The poet and Lillemor have become parents, but poetry and washing the diapers are two subjects which are hard to unite under the same roof. The two just married couples, the barber Anton and Vera plus the baker and Lise, are having some difficulties with their marriages but that doesn’t scare off the butcher, who’s got the hots for the midwife.
Danish comedy film from 1961 directed by Erik Balling.
Director Erik Balling Country Denmark Actors Buster Larsen, Helle Virkner, Ole Wisborg, Tommy Kenter, Viggo Brodthagen, Torkil Lauritzen, Bernard Brasso, Palle Huld, Karl Stegger, Inger Stender, Peter Marcell, Mogens Brandt, Henry Lohmann, Bjørn Spiro, Jan Vilhelmsen, Per Asboe Hansen, Flemming Alberg, Rigmor Laursen, Minna Jørgensen, Else kornerup, Barbara Maria de las Mercedes-Gomez Orbis Overview —
Ragnar has left his family farm and works as a taxi driver in Reykjavík in the early sixties. He’s drawn to the beautiful but unhappy girl Gogo and hopes to build a better life with her. But she’s a lost soul and their brief romance results in tragedy.