Felix (1921 film)

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Felix
Directed byRasmus Breistein
Produced byEdgar Bekkevold
Written byGunnar Nilsen-Vig
Gustav Aagaard
Based onKeiser Felix, by Gustav Aagaard
StarringAagot Børseth
Julian Strøm
Edvard Drabløs
Lars Tvinde
Guri Stormoen
Aasta Nielsen
Nils Hald
Marie Flagstad
Eugen Skjønberg
Henny Skjønberg
Music byAdolf Kristoffer Nielsen
CinematographyGunnar Nilsen-Vig
Edited byGunnar Nilsen-Vig
Distributed byKommunenes Filmcentral
Release date
  • 1921 (1921)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryNorway
LanguageNorwegian

Felix is a Norwegian silent drama film from 1921.[1]

The film is based on the story Keiser Felix by Gustav Aagaard.[1] It was adapted into a screenplay by Gunnar Nilsen-Vig, who was also the film's cinematographer. Rasmus Breistein directed the film,[2] and it was distributed by Kommunenes Filmcentral.

Plot[edit]

As autumn storms are blowing in over the island of Fagerøy, the priest's wife Else Margrete and her child die in childbirth. During the storm, a ship is also wrecked off the island, and the only survivor is a three-month-old boy. The maritime pilot Abraham takes the child to the rectory, and the young priest accepts the boy as a gift from heaven for the child he has lost. The boy is baptized Felix and grows up with the priest's daughter Signe. Abraham's son Thorleif is the children's best friend and playmate.

The years go by, and the children are confirmed. Signe has become a beautiful woman and Thorleif is in love with her. Felix also has feelings for her, but he lives in a dream world where Signe is his princess. When Signe tells Thorleif that she also has affections for him, Felix goes to sea to forget her. In Antwerp, he becomes seriously ill and lies waiting for death. He asks the priest at the Norwegian Church Abroad to write a letter to Signe. However, Felix recovers and goes home.

In the waters outside Fagerøy, a steamboat is surprised by a storm. On board the boat is Thorleif. Felix and the pilot Abraham go out with the pilot boat to try to rescue the steamer, but it sinks. Felix plunges into the water to rescue Thorleif and keeps him afloat while Abraham takes them aboard the boat. However, Felix dies from the effort, and Thorleif is taken home and is united with Signe.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rasmus Breistein - Felix (1921)". Stumfilm. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Steenstrup, Bjørn; et al. (1973). Hvem er hvem?. Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Company. p. 77.

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