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Running time
98 min.
Norway Norway
Jonathan Jerv
Werner Schmidt-Boelcke
Johann Bentzen, Paul Berge, Günther Krampf (B&W)
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Co-production Norway-Germany; Helios Film, Norsk Super Film
Comedy | Crime. Silent Film
Synopsis / Plot
A late silent classic, Raid on the Bergen Express combines the breathtaking use of nature with a wry thriller plot. Beginning with a remarkable sequence filmed at the National Ski-Jumping Championships, the film tells the story of an ambitious young man, Tom, who loves Grete, daughter of the manager of the national railroads; but Grete's father prefers Lund, an upright and uptight army officer. To prove his worth, Tom organizes a daring robbery of the nightly Bergen Express in the hopes of outwitting his rival, who's been assigned to track down the thieves. There are several delightful plot twists and reversals, and the on-screen chemistry between Aud Richter's Grete and Paul Richter's Tom lights up the snow-covered landscapes.

This is the 1928 screen adaptation of the classical Norwegian big heist-novel "The Great Bergen Express Robbery" written by Nordahl Grieg and Nils Lie - a romantic comedy with masked robbers on skis pursued through spectacular Norwegian mountain scenery.
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