Earlier this autumn (1990), 90 year-old humorist, philosopher of existence and mountaineer Peter Wessel Zapffe died. Trond Brede Andersen and Knut Erik Jensen met Zapffe in his home in Asker and in the childhood town of Tromsø. The result was two films presented in this program. Introduction by Arthur Arntzen. (Taken from NRK)
0:00 Arthur Arntzen Introduction
2:28 It was a quiet morning of october
17:20 What does it mean to be human?
Note: Arntzen makes a mistake by saying that Zapffe wrote a "play" named "Messias" which is not true. He might have meant the essay "The Last Messiah" or his play "The Prodigal Son". Zapffe died shortly after these documentaries were filmed. He anticipated long before Camus' absurdism, Maslows' Pyramid and many other popular concepts.
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Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4m6vvaY-Wo
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