Brannen (1973)


A Norwegian fantasy film directed by Haakon Sandøy.


Director: Haakon Sandøy
Production Company: Norsk Film
Production Manager: Svein Toreg
Written by: Tarjei Vesaas
From the Book by: Tarjei Vesaas
Script Supervisor: Brit Hartmann
Director of Photography: Zygmunt Samosiuk
First Assistant Camera: Bjørn Jegerstedt
Assistant Camera: Trond Kristiansen
Electrician: Arne Olsen
Editor: Edith Toreg
Assistant Editor: Kikki Engelbrektson
Music by: Eyvind Solås
Sound: Bjørn Hansen, Håkan Lindberg
Costume Designer: Grethe Wang
Make-up Artist: Nurven Bredangen
Production Designer: Knut Solberg
Property Master: Mona Willumsen

Jan Grønli (Jon)
Bonne Gauguin (Kvinna)
Unn Vibeke Hol (Jenta)
Kjell Stormoen (Sagaren)
Liliane Naumik (the fugitive)
Eva von Hanno (waitress)
Bjarne Andersen (man on bench)


Variety 22 August 1973 p.14
[A]n imaginative if somewhat symbolical film about a strange journey of a young man through his own land. […] Dreamlike, its many local issues may not always be clear to the uninitiated but direction by Haakon Sandoy does suggest a fine visual flair, though line between reality and dream is sometimes too thin. […] Film's lack of a true “surrealistic” impact is the abiding detriment against the merits. – from a review by Mosk



  • Variety 22 August 1973 p.14 (USA) – credits, synopsis, review (by Mosk)