Charles XII (film)

Charles XII
Likfärdsscenen ur filmen Karl XII - senare delen (VJ 18 1925).jpg
Directed by John W. Brunius
Written by Hjalmar Bergman
Produced by Herman Rasch
Starring Gösta Ekman
Bengt Djurberg
Augusta Lindberg
Mona Mårtenson
Cinematography Hugo Edlund
Music by Otto Trobäck
Production
company
Historisk Film
Distributed by Historisk Film
Release date
2 February 1925 (part I)
16 November 1925 (part II)
Running time
6 hours
Country Sweden
Languages Silent
Swedish intertitles

Charles XII (Swedish: Karl XII) is a 1925 Swedish silent historical film directed by John W. Brunius and starring Gösta Ekman, Bengt Djurberg and Augusta Lindberg. Because of its long running time of nearly six hours, it was released in two separate parts. The film depicts the life of Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718) who oversaw the expansion of the Swedish Empire until its defeat at the Battle of Poltava. It was the most expensive production in Swedish history when it was made, and inspired a string of large budget Swedish historical films.[1]

Cast

  • Gösta Ekman as Karl XII
  • Bengt Djurberg as Sven Björnberg
  • Augusta Lindberg as majorskan Kerstin Ulfclou på Berga
  • Mona Mårtenson as Anna Ulfclou
  • Harry Roeck-Hansen as Erik Ulfclou, bonde
  • Axel Lagerberg as Johan Ulfclou, teolog
  • Paul Seelig as Bengt Ulfclou, löjtnant
  • Palle Brunius as Lill-Lasse Ulfclou
  • Tyra Dörum as Kajsa, piga på Berga
  • Nicolai de Seversky as tsar Peter I av Ryssland
  • Pauline Brunius as grevinnan Aurora von Köningsmarck
  • Tor Weijden as August II av Sachsen-Polen, kallad August den starke
  • Einar Fröberg as Fredrik IV av Danmark
  • Ragnar Billberg as Hans Küsel
  • Märtha Lindlöf as änkedrottning Hedvig Eleonora
  • Åsa Törnekvist as prinsessan Hedvig Sofia
  • Edit Rolf as prinsessan Ulrika Eleonora

References

  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema p.228-29

Bibliography

  • Sundholm, John & Thorsen, Isak & Andersson, Lars Gustaf & Hedling, Olof & Iversen, Gunnar & Moller, Birgir Thor. Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2012.

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