Charles XII (film)

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Charles XII
Likfärdsscenen ur filmen Karl XII - senare delen (VJ 18 1925).jpg
Directed byJohn W. Brunius
Produced byHerman Rasch
Written byHjalmar Bergman
StarringGösta Ekman
Bengt Djurberg
Augusta Lindberg
Mona Mårtenson
Music byOtto Trobäck
CinematographyHugo Edlund
Distributed byHistorisk Film
Release date
2 February 1925 (part I)
16 November 1925 (part II)
Running time
6 hours
Swedish intertitles

Charles XII (Swedish: Karl XII) is a 1925 Swedish silent historical film directed by John W. Brunius and starring Gösta Ekman, Bengt Djurberg and Augusta Lindberg. Because of its long running time of nearly six hours, it was released in two separate parts. The film depicts the life of Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718) who oversaw the expansion of the Swedish Empire until its defeat at the Battle of Poltava. It was the most expensive production in Swedish history when it was made, and inspired a string of large budget Swedish historical films.[1]



  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema p.228-29


  • Sundholm, John & Thorsen, Isak & Andersson, Lars Gustaf & Hedling, Olof & Iversen, Gunnar & Moller, Birgir Thor. Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2012.

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