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Alternative titles

  • The SONS OF INGMAR Alternative
  • DAWN OF LOVE Alternative


Film in two parts, based on the novel "Jerusalem" by Selma Lagerlöf, and set in southern Sweden.

Part 1 - how Ingmar marries local girl Brita, although she loves another and is forced into the marriage by her parents. As time goes on Brita becomes depressed to such an extent that she strangles their child and tries to commit suicide. However she is stopped and imprisoned.

Part 2 - Britta comes out of prison and is supposed to go to America, but Ingmar again tries to form a relationship with her and she eventually comes to love him. Ostracised by the village the two go off to make a life together.

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