A Dolls House (1973) Et dukkehjem (DVDrip Norwegian+EngSubs)
A Doll's House (1973) by Henrik Ibsen
Optional subtitles in separate idx/sub files:
(Subtitles will work in newer standalone DivX players, see enclosed Notes.)
With Lise Fjeldstad (Nora Helmer)
Knut Risan (Torvald Helmer)
Ibsen's classic drama in its original language. I thought I would have to wait for a rerun on TV to record and rip, but then I incidentally came across this old, unknown DVD edition in a public library. And behold: It has English subtitles!
This is the 1973 TV recording which has been passed down as the most accurate interpretation to us Norwegians. It must have been one of the first color productions by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), and the quality is surprisingly good for a 35 year old recording.
Original fullscreen 608x432, COLOR, mono sound.
DVDrip 2-pass Xvid
Burn tested, runs well in both my standalone DivX players.
Ibsen went himself to Germany to oversee the production of the stage play there, only to be met with fierce opposition by the leading actress, who refused to perform the play with its original ending. A wife simply DID NOT leave her children and her husband at that time! Ibsen had to comply and write another ending for the German public. For the same reasons, the play was originally banned in Britain by the Lord Chamberlain under the 1737 licensing act.