Death is a Caress

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Norway | 1949 | 92 Minutes | Edith Carlmar

February 14, 2014

Celebrate Valentine's Day Noir style with this story of a young mechanic who falls under the spell of a sophisticated married socialite who's brought in her car for repairs. The sexual bliss is ecstatic-but short-lived. 

A familiar noir plot plays quite differently in Norway, especially through the eyes of a female director.

  • Original Language Title: Døden er et Kjoertegn
  • Director: Edith Carlmar
  • Principal Cast: Claus Wiese, Bjørg Riiser-Larsen, Ingolf Rogde, Gisle Straume
  • Country: Norway
  • Year: 1949
  • Running Time: 92 Minutes
  • Screenplay: Otto Carlmar, Arne Moen (novel)
  • Cinematographers: Kåre Bergstrøm
  • Music: Sverre Bergh
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: 35 mm