Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In this film based on a novel by Amalie Skram, Lucie is a dance-hall girl in 1880s Norway who is overjoyed at the prospect of marriage to a wealthy, upper-class lawyer. After their marriage, she discovers that not only will she be forever shunned by Oslo society, but that her husband is a narrow-minded and controlling man. Infuriated by the way she is treated at one party, she runs away to a park and is raped by a ghoulishly unattractive old man, with a huge mole on his cheek, who makes her pregnant. When her pregnancy is discovered, her husband becomes kinder, but when the baby is born with a huge mole in the same position as that on her rapist, the frustrated woman cannot bear any more and simply dies.
dance-hall-girl, lawyer, marriage, pregnancy, rape, tragic-love