The Greatest Thing


1h 45m 2000

Brief Synopsis

In the late 1860s, young maiden Petra grows up in a small town, the daughter of a female innkeeper and a fishmonger. In her late teens, mixing romantic infatuation with the struggle for freedom, Petra suddenly finds herself engaged to three of the town's most eligible bachelors. This brings the town

Film Details

Also Known As
Det Storste i Verden, Greatest Thing
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film
Location
Norway

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

In the late 1860s, young maiden Petra grows up in a small town, the daughter of a female innkeeper and a fishmonger. In her late teens, mixing romantic infatuation with the struggle for freedom, Petra suddenly finds herself engaged to three of the town's most eligible bachelors. This brings the town to the brink of war, with street battles involving the likes of a Spanish ship's crew. Finally, Petra must escape, run out of town by a furious mob. Taken in by the kindly Reverand Holmsen, who is unaware of her identity, Petra begins a new life. A strong friendship develops between Petra and the Reverand's daughter Signe. But in time, Petra's past troubles comes back to haunt her.

Film Details

Also Known As
Det Storste i Verden, Greatest Thing
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film
Location
Norway

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States 2001

Shown at Haugesund Norwegian International Film Festival August 27 - September 1, 2001.

Feature acting debut for popular singer-songwriter Herborg Krakevik.

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Haugesund Norwegian International Film Festival August 27 - September 1, 2001.)