DVD 210 mins IMDB 8.1
NR (Not Rated)
Edvard Munch
New Yorker Video (1974)
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Biography, Drama
Sweden  /  French

Geir Westby Edvard Munch
Gro Fraas Fru Heiberg
Kerstii Allum Sophie Munch - 1868
Eric Allum Edvard Munch - 1868
Susan Troldmyr Laura Munch - 1868
Ragnvald Caspari Peter Andreas Munch - 1868
Katja Pedersen Inger Munch - 1868
Hjordis Ulriksen Housemaid - 1868
Inger-Berit Oland Sophie Munch - 1875
Amund Berge Edvard Munch - 1875
Berit Rytter Hasle
Nils-Egar Pettersen
Rachel Pedersen
Kare Stormark
Peter Watkins

Director Peter Watkins
Producer Ulf Fjoran
Writer Peter Watkins

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. Written by {jhailey@hotmail.com} [IMDB]

Edition Details
Distributor New Yorker Video
Barcode 881751200563
Region Region 1
Release Date 11/13/2007
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
GERMAN: Dolby Digital Mono
NORWEGIAN: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Personal Details
Purchase Price $39.95
Links IMDB
Amazon US
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Wikipedia on Hans Jaeger

Disc 1: Peter Watkins Filmography
24 Page Booklet featuring new Peter Watkins self-interview and full cast and credits.

It depicts Munch's friendship with anarchist activist Hans Jaeger. Jaeger was part of the Oslo (then Kristiania) based bohemian group Kristianiabohêmen. He was prosecuted for his book Fra Kristiania-bohemen and convicted to 60 days imprisonment in a supreme court ruling in 1886.