Again and again with Mr. Sjöström: the outcast. Either they're shunned, or they're hunted, by society. And how often too the woman who's forced into a relationship with a man she detests, or is used then kicked to the curb by a rat. This is very fine. Aside from its sustained visual pleasures - ah, that lighting and framing! - Sjöström is getting increasingly psychologically complex as he goes.