The story of an old sailor who reassesses the injustice he suffered, in the past, in the hands of the British. In spite of all the resentment, he decides not to try to avenge himself, within the context of the wisdom that life experience has awarded him.
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For a film made in 1917, this is remarkable. The acting feels very subtle and modern and the majority of scenes seem to be staged outside with a camera that doesn't feel tied to the floor. The story is incredibly moving and the ending had me welling up with tears. This is silent cinema at its best. Need to see the lead/director in his most famous acting role, Bergman's Wild Strawberries.