In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of reality is withering. One moment his is delighted and the next he curses everybody. All the time he manages to maintain human dignity and pride.
Per Oscarsson, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitte Federspiel, Henki Kolstad, Knud Rex, Hans W. Petersen, Roy Bjørnstad, Sverre Hansen, Pål Skjønberg, Else Heiberg, Lise Fjeldstad, Carl Ottosen, Bjarne Andersen, Wilfred Breistrand, Osvald Helmuth