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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...more