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  • Runtime: 35 min.
  • Genres: Erotic Drama, Melodrama, Romantic Drama, Drama


This early Danish silent film was more than any other the reason for that country's international reputation for sexual melodramas. The story is a lurid tale of a music teacher (Asta Nielsen) who's lured away from her stolid fiancee (Robert Dinesen) by a handsome, but ultimately faithless circus performer (Poul Reumert). The plot is typical for the era and the film's importance was more due to the naturalistic performances given by the small cast, especially Asta Nielsen, who made an auspicious screen...more