Slaegten (1979)

Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

In 19th century Denmark, especially on the rural estates of the petty nobles, not much leeway was given for human frailty. In this story, a rustic Baron has just married a woman who is much more refined than he is, a divorcee, in order to insure the continuance of his lineage. While he is much smitten with her, his new wife has entered the relationship in cold blood, looking for security for herself and her daughter. When she has an affair with a noble visitor to the estate, her mother-in-law wastes no time in telling the Baron what is going on, and the enraged man loses his temper in a tragic manner.



divorce, marriage, marriage-arranged, mother-in-law, security