Korkarlen (Körkarlen) (The Phantom Carriage) (1921) Drama, Fantasy, Horror (DVD)
Directed by: Victor Sjöström.
Starring: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg.
On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man (Victor Sjöström) to look back at his wasted life.
The Phantom Carriage (Swedish: Körkarlen, literally "The Wagoner") is a 1921 Swedish parable generally considered to be one of the central works in the history of Swedish cinema. Released on New Year's Day 1921, it was directed by and starred Victor Sjöström, alongside Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg and Astrid Holm. It is based on the novel Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness! (Körkarlen; 1912), by Nobel prize-winning Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf.
The film is notable for its special effects, its advanced (for the time) narrative structure with flashbacks within flashbacks, and for having been a major influence on Ingmar Bergman.
It is also known as The Phantom Chariot, Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness! and The Stroke of Midnight.
Subtitles: English (Hardcoded to Video).
Contained in: Standard DVD Case.
Format: Either PAL or NTSC (depending on world location), Region 0 (Multi-Region/Worldwide).