Based on the book by per Olov
Enquist, this six-part mini-series is about the life of Swedish
playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter, August Strindberg.
He is portrayed as misogynous, selfish and racial. And he loses
everything, for the sake of art. In the third episode, the relationship between August and Siri
becomes increasingly hateful. Siri suggests that August is not the father of the children and his
jealousy is not diminished by Siri's intimate games with friend Marie David. Then Verner von Heidenstam takes August to Paris to see Professor
Charcot's experiments on hysterical women.