Karin Månsdotter

Karin Månsdotter

108 mins | Drama, History | Nov. 1, 1954

Karin does not belong to the nobility but nevertheless marries the mentally ill king Erik XIV and becomes queen of Sweden. The king's skilled counsellor Göran Persson wants a royal policy supporting the people and supported by it. But in relation to the nobility the king oscillates between provocative strength and unpredictable weakness. Göran arranges that some very powerful noblemen are killed. Subsequently the king tries to have them convicted of high treason by the parliament. He forgets the manuscript, mixes up all facts, and the noblemen are acquitted. But Göran speedily gathers another parliament and has them convicted. Meanwhile Erik apologises because of the unjust murders. Hence Erik is dethroned and imprisoned. Göran is executed. Karin is restricted to a castle in Finland. In the prison Erik believes that he is still the king and gives the guards presents such as all fishes in the Baltic Sea.

Karin Månsdotter

108 mins | Drama, History | Nov. 1, 1954

Karin Månsdotter
Karin does not belong to the nobility but nevertheless marries the mentally ill king Erik XIV and becomes queen of Sweden. The king's skilled counsellor Göran Persson wants a royal policy supporting the people and supported by it. But in relation to the nobility the king oscillates between provocative strength and unpredictable weakness. Göran arranges that some very powerful noblemen are killed. Subsequently the king tries to have them convicted of high treason by the parliament. He forgets the manuscript, mixes up all facts, and the noblemen are acquitted. But Göran speedily gathers another parliament and has them convicted. Meanwhile Erik apologises because of the unjust murders. Hence Erik is dethroned and imprisoned. Göran is executed. Karin is restricted to a castle in Finland. In the prison Erik believes that he is still the king and gives the guards presents such as all fishes in the Baltic Sea.
IMDb rating 6.0
Producers Sandrews
Original title Karin Månsdotter
Directors Alf Sjöberg
Writers Alf Sjöberg, August Strindberg

Cast

Ulla Jacobsson

as Karin Månsdotter

Jarl Kulle

as King Erik of Sweden

Ulf Palme

as Göran Persson

Stig Järrel

as Olof Gustavsson Stenbock

Olof Widgren

as Vicar

Erik Strandmark

as Welam Welamsson

Åke Claesson

as Svante Sture

Per Oscarsson

as Anders

Birgitta Valberg

as Queen

Ulla Sjöblom

as Agda

Aurore Palmgren

as Göran Persson's mother

Jan-Erik Lindqvist

as Måns Knekt

Hugo Björne

as Johan Persson

Gösta Gustafson

as Karin's teacher

Arne Källerud

as Karin's brother

Karl Erik Flens

as Karin's brother

Margaretha Krook

as Karin's sister

Naemi Briese

as Karin's sister

Tor Isedal

as Aristocrat

John Melin

as Servant

Torsten Lilliecrona

as Jon Månsson, guard

Ingvar Kjellson

as Hakon Ladugårdsfogde