DirectorJohn W. Brunius Written byHjalmar Bergman WriterHjalmar Bergman
Swedish intertitles Release date2 February 1925 (part I)
16 November 1925 (part II) CastGosta Ekman, Mona Martenson, Bengt Djurberg
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Charles XII (Swedish: Karl XII) is a 1925 Swedish silent historical film directed by John W. Brunius and starring Gösta Ekman, Bengt Djurberg and Augusta Lindberg. Because of its long running time of nearly six hours, it was released in two separate parts. The film depicts the life of Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718) who oversaw the expansion of the Swedish Empire until its defeat at the Battle of Poltava. It was the most expensive production in Swedish history when it was made, and inspired a string of large budget Swedish historical films.