By Edward Karam
Updated June 02, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Saga of Gosta Berling

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Defrocked priest Gösta (Hanson) is bedeviled by drink and women, especially the soulful Elisabeth (Garbo), in this restored landmark of Swedish cinema. Full of Dickensian characters and upper-class intrigues — and including a thrilling scene of wolves pursuing a sleigh across a frozen lake — the film made Garbo a star, but Gerda Lundequist’s two-fisted dowager is equally riveting.

EXTRAS A brief profile of Saga director Mauritz Stiller; an excerpt from the plump ingenue’s early film Luffarpetter (1922); and a newsreel of Garbo leaving Sweden after a 1929 visit.

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The Saga of Gosta Berling

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