Familien Swedenhielm (1947)

Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Familien Swedenheim (Sweden Helm Family) was based on a popular, long-running stage play by Hjalmar Bergman. The plot revolves around a Swedish scientist who is honored with the Nobel Prize. Alas, the honor subsequently turns hollow, due to the scientist's profound domestic and financial difficulties. Poul Reumert plays the leading role with an appropriate mixture of self-pride and self-defeatism. Long before this Danish adaptation of Bergman's play appeared in 1947, a Swedish version of Familien Swedenheim made the rounds, followed by a wartime German version.