The Henrik Ibsen Collection

The Henrik Ibsen Collection

DVD - 2007
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Little Eyolf: Alfred Allmers has spent his whole life writing a book on "responsibility", a luxury he can afford as a result of his marriage to the wealthy and beautiful Rita. However his attention isn't always undivided. He shifts his focus between his book and their son Eyolf, and his half-sister Asta. He feels trapped in an unfulfilling marriage, emotions and a painful past threatens to boil over into a terrible finale.
The master builder: Halvard Solness is a middle-aged architect whose ruthlessness in his business makes him a hardened individual. Affected by his ambitions are his wife and his colleagues, until a young woman shows up asking for a promised kingdom.
The lady from the sea: Married to a much older widower with daughters nearly her age, Ellida Wangel starts exhibiting strange and anxious behaviors. When her husband, a doctor, tries to find a cure for her, he finds out that she has a secret with the power to destroy everything they hold dear.
Hedda Gabler: Hedda has just come back from her honeymoon, married to boring but reliable academic George Tesman. Refusing to tie herself down in life and name, Hedda is banking on George being appointed a professorship to secure a better life for the young couple. However, the arrival of cleaned up ex-lover Eilert threatens to destroy everything.
The wild duck: A family with a proximity to each other belies the decay of their relationships. When Gregors Werle comes to stay with the Ekdals, his idealist nature refuses to tolerate the dreamworld of lies the family is living. However, in his bid to force the Ekdals to see the truth, the skeletons he unearths destroy the family that he wanted to redeem.
Enemy of the people: A study of an honest man persecuted because of his insistence on telling the truth.
Ghosts: For years, Mrs. Alving has, for appearance's sake, endured a loveless marriage to a dissolute and drunken man. She even sent her only son away from home so that he would not be corrupted by his father. But despite (or, ironically, perhaps because of) her efforts, the ghosts of the past and resurrected as her son reappears, the obvious heir to his father's sins and excesses.
A doll's house: Nora Helmer feels suffocated and belittled in her marriage to banker Torvald. When faced with blackmail as a result of an attempt to save her husband's life, Nora decides that the only way to discover the real world is to step outside the illusions within her doll's house
Brand: A pastor returns to his ancestral home to find the villagers on the verge of starvation. He believes ministering to these poor people to be his calling. Over the course of time, however, he faces many difficult choices. The decisions he makes, based on his stark and idealist view of morality, have dire consequences for all the people he touches and, ultimately, for his own embattled soul


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