The First Circle (1973) Danish title: Den første kreds


Based on Nobel Prize-winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s novel, this is the story of life as a political prisoner behind the walls of a Stalinist labor camp.

Director: Aleksander Ford.
Writers: Aleksander Ford, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (novel).
Stars: Gunther Malzacher, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Peter Steen, Vera Tschechowa, Ole Ernst, Ingolf David, Preben Neergaard, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Ursula Blauth, Hanne Borchsenius, Vigga Bro, Poul Bundgaard, Per Goldschmidt, Ole Ishøj, Søren Elung Jensen.


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One Comment

    June 11, 2021

    Thanks for this, Jon. I was aware of the two mini-series based on this but not this earlier film.

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