Devil's Bride

Åland witch hunts 1666

Categories: Drama, History
Anna’s story takes place on Åland Island in 1666, during the beginning of the most widespread and systematic witch-hunts in Scandinavian history. In all, 16 women were convicted of being in league with the devil, and seven of them were executed. For Judge Psilander, who has mastered the newest witch theories of the time, the trials are meant to cleanse the island of superstition, to have science and common sense prevail. The main character, the intelligent and stubborn Anna, gets an intimate view of the events, having just started working as a maid in the judge’s house. To Anna’s misfortune, she falls intensely in love with her friend Rakel’s husband Elias, but his infatuation with her quickly fades. A hurt and jealous Anna decides to get revenge and falsely reports Rakel to Judge Psilander. It’s only when Rakel is arrested, and things get out of hand, that Anna realizes the gravity of her doings.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2016-09-09
Run time: 108 minute / 1:48
Budget: $3,100,000
Director: Saara Cantell
Production Companies : Periferia Production, GötaFilm, Schubert International Filmproduktions
Production Countries: Latvia, Finland, Sweden, Norway



Tuulia Eloranta
as Anna Eriksdotter
Antti Reini
as Karl Jönsson
Magnus Krepper
as Psilander
Claes Malmberg
as Bryniel Kjellinus
Elin Petersdottir
as Rakel
Maria Sid
as Lisbeta Skarp
Kaija Pakarinen
as Valpuri
Johanna af Schultén
as Ulrica Johansdotter
Lauri Tanskanen
as Elias
Pirkko Hämäläinen
as Ebba Matsenkia
Sonja Halla-aho
as Lovisa
Costume & Make-Up
Katja Watkins Costume Design

Stein Berge Svendsen Music

Saara Cantell Director

Saara Cantell Writer
Leena Virtanen Writer

Pirjo Rossi Production Design

Konsta Sohlberg Director of Photography

Matiss Kalnins Art Direction

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