The people of the borderland

DK/FeatureSilent films

The Family Steffensen lives on a farm in Southern Jutland. The area has been under German rule for 60 years, when WW I suddenly breaks out. The possibility of regaining the lost land brings new hope to the border people, but the poor Steffensen's farm is threatened by compulsory sale. Secretly, the youngest son runs off to Denmark to get money, but he doesn't make it back before his parents are forced out of their home. Surprisingly, the family's farm laborer has come into money and acquires the farm.
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Original title Grænsefolket
Danish title Grænsefolket
Director Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen
Screenplay Laurids Skands
Based on Efter novelle af Hans Hartvig Seedorff Pedersen.
Director of Photography George Schnéevoigt
Appearances Elith Reumert, Clara Schønfeld, Karl Jørgensen, Emil Bruun
Production country Denmark
Production company Fotorama
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 2550 meter, 35 mm, Normal, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 18.03.1927
Cinemas Arenateatret


Production company Fotorama
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen


Script Laurids Skands


Cinematography George Schnéevoigt


Steffen Steffensen, ejer af Enggaarden Elith Reumert
Ane, Steffensens hustru Clara Schønfeld
Erik, Steffensens søn Karl Jørgensen
Holger, Steffensens søn Emil Bruun
Peter Kryk, karl på Enggaarden Peter Malberg
Lorens Lorensen, smed Svend Kornbeck
Karen, smedens datter Randi Michelsen
Kaptajn Sternmayer, amtsforstander Peter Nielsen
Hedwig, Stermayers datter Grete Bendix
Heinrich, Sternmayers søn Alex Suhr

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