Beyond the Barricade

Holger-Madsen, Denmark, 1920

100 min.DK/FeatureDrama, MelodramaSilent films

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Original title Har jeg Ret til at tage mit eget Liv?
Danish title Har jeg Ret til at tage mit eget Liv?
International titles Die Flucht vor dem Leben, Can we escape?, Les découragés, Los desalentados, Flykten från livet
Other titles Flugten fra Livet
Director Holger-Madsen
Screenplay Holger-Madsen, Valdemar Andersen
Director of Photography Marius Clausen
Appearance Holger-Madsen, Alf Blütecher, Lilli Beck, Knud Schrøder
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Fotorama
Technical info 1745 meter, 35 mm, 1,33:1, Black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 22.10.1920
Cinemas Panoptikon
Comment Tempted by a dubious investment offer, father and family man Poul Berg ends up so deep in debt and despair that he takes his own life. Ketty, his widow, struggles to keep the family afloat, pay off her husband’s debt and raise their three children. Those he has left behind are irredeemably marked by his suicide, which ends up costing more than just one human life.
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Fotorama


Direction Holger-Madsen


Script Holger-Madsen
Script Valdemar Andersen


Cinematography Marius Clausen


Teosofen, professor Arildt Holger-Madsen
Poul Berg Alf Blütecher
Ketty, Bergs hustru Lilli Beck
Arthur, Bergs søn Knud Schrøder
Dolly, Bergs datter Gudrun Bruun Stephensen
Lise, Bergs datter Elisabeth Jacobsen
Direktør Steiner Frederik Jacobsen
Veksellerer Hugo Steiner Aage Hertel
Ingeniør Bent Langwill Carl Worm
Barnepige hos Bergs Clara Schønfeld
Appearance Axel Boesen
Appearance Moritz Bielawski
Appearance Carl Lauritzen
Appearance Birger von Cotta-Schønberg

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