The Nihilist

Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen, 1911, 23 min
Leo suspects Sonja of infidelity, although she is in fact – for better or worse – fraternising with militant nihilists. One evening, Leo secretly follows her and ends up in the clutches of the nihilists, who give him an ultimatum that puts his life at stake. If Leo can obtain the police’s list of their cronies facing execution within three days, he and Sonja will be allowed to live.

The film has English intertitles.

Director Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen had an unusually good sense for dramatic editing for his time and suspense films such as ‘The Nihilist’ became his speciality. He was employed as a director at Nordisk Films Kompagni between 1910 and 1918, where he staged around 65 films.

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