Alf Sjoberg’s 1942 Swedish film, based on a modern-day morality play by Rune Lindstrom, features an everyman wandering through an absurdist landscape patterned on Swedish folk paintings. “Its underlying world image is an absurd and existentialist one,” writes critic Edgardo Cozarinsky, “and in retrospect it is almost impossible not to read into the film the views that, at the time of its production, Camus and Sartre had not yet fully expounded.”