The incidents in this novel take place during a time before the
Reformations and they have with them the distinct hue of extreme Faroese legend
and tradition. Wrestling matches would define and redefine the boundaries
The use of a knife would come about during these fights, secretly though.
Shipwrecked people from Norway would come to the Faroe Islands and would remain
here. But the old Faroese farming society did not show generosity towards these
men. Farmers hungry for land stood in their way and the greed didn’t shy away
from murder or foul play. Marital arrangements were made in order to keep land
property together. There is a struggle between good and evil, willpower and
weakness, love and hate. A sequence of terrible incidents and murders occurs.
Producer: Kringvarp Føroya