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Agnes

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Set in early 19th-century Iceland, this moving drama pays tribute to the courage of a young woman who fought back against the sexual repression and misogyny of the times and paid for that fight with her life in a public execution, the last ever held in the country. The story begins as Agnes works as a servant for Richter, a local magistrate and representative of the Danish (the country that first colonized Iceland) government. Because Agnes bore a daughter out of wedlock (scuttlebutt said the father was...more

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