Alma Frost, the clown’s wife, is undressing in front of a bunch of soldiers. Frost, followed by the circus troupe, goes to make her back. Frost the clown is such a weak, poor thing. He swims into the sea to rescue her. She seems to be ashamed, as if she would have been out of her mind for a moment. Everybody is laughing at them. Frost is crying. The shabby make up makes them look grotesque. Frost carries his wife walking barefoot on the stones at the rhythm of a drum. Finally, Frost falls down defeated and they have . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.