Edvard Munch

Story: Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, the film also flashes back to the death from consumption of his mother, when he was five, his sister's death, and his near death at 13 from pulmonary disease. The film finds enduring significance in Munch's brief affair with "Mrs. Heiberg" and his participation in the café society of anarchist Hans Jaeger in Christiania and later in Berlin with Strindberg. Through it all comes Munch's melancholy and his desire to render on canvas, cardboard, paper, stone, and wood his innermost feelings.
Year: 1974
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery
Country: Sweden, Norway
Language: French
Production: Norsk Film, Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK), Sveriges Radio
Director: Peter Watkins
Writer: Peter Watkins
Cast: Geir Westby, Gro Fraas, Kerstii Allum, Eric Allum, Susan Troldmyr, Ragnvald Caspari, Katja Pedersen, Hjordis Ulriksen, Inger-Berit Oland, Amund Berge, Camilla Falk, Erik Kristiansen, Anne-Marie Daehli, Johan Halsborg, Gro Jarto
Release date: 12 November 1974 (Norway)
Runtime: 210 min | 174 min (theatrical)

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