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Ung flukt (1959)

Director:
Edith Carlmar
COUNTRY
Norway
GENRE
Drama/Romance
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
The Wayward Girl
RUNNING TIME
85 minutes
Producer:
Otto Carlmar
Screenwriter (from the novel "Ettersøkte er 18 år" by Niels Johan Rud):
Otto Carlmar


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Gerd Liv Ullman
Anders Atle Merton
Bendik Rolf Søder ½
Mor til Gerd Nanna Stenersen ½
Far til Anders Tore Foss ½
Mor til Anders Randi Brænne
Lensmannen Egil Hjort-Jenssen
Sosialkurator Ingrid Øvre Wiik
- Bjørn Jenseg

 

Review

Renowned today for its thematics and for being Liv Ullman's debut film, Ung flukt is an interesting effort which in the end isn't one of Edith Carlmar's better films. The many interesting character relations and mechanisms going on between our protagonists make the film fascinating in its first half, with Carlmar discussing how the difference between safe middle class homes and unstable single-parenting can affect children (the effect of a missing father will seem over-analysed by today's audiences), as well as the conflict between the youth generation and their parents. The latter is, as with many other of her films (e.g. Bedre enn sitt rykte) what Carlmar does best, and incidentally, the characters of Stenersen and Foss seem to touch upon more relevant material than what is conveyed through Merton and Ullman. The latter is strikingly beautiful and youthful, but also somewhat unpolished in her acting. Unfortunately, her scenes with Rolf Søder, which are so crucial for the effect of Ung flukt's latter part, do not contain the amount of energy and attraction which they should.

Copyright © 20.4.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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