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Complete credited cast:
Ernst Eklund ...
Jacob
Elsa Carlsson ...
Agnes
Sture Lagerwall ...
Pierre
Eva Henning ...
Vica
Hasse Ekman ...
Hugo
Sven Lindberg ...
Ivar
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Rex
Hilda Borgström ...
Alberta
Jan Molander ...
Sixten
Barbro Flodquist ...
Kate (as Barbro Flodqvist)
Ragnar Arvedson ...
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Solveig Lagström ...
Siri
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Jacob Cotten is a rich banker, quickly approaching his 60th birthday. He is concerned that none of his sons are willing to or able to be in charge of the bank. One is a spoiled parasite unable to do an honest day's work, the other has devoted his life to the communist youth club. Meanwhile, his beloved daughter Vica is unable to divorce her masochistic husband and gets herself a lover, a young idealistic medical student. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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18 December 1948 (Sweden)  »

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The Banquet  »

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The director and lead actor Hasse Ekman was married to the female lead actress Eva Henning 1946-53. See more »

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My favourite Ekman movie.
7 February 1999 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Hasse Ekman had already established himself as the leading director at the time (before Bergman) but the leading role as the sadistic Hugo Stenbrott also established him as a gifted actor. Ingmar Bergman was impressed an gave Ekman one of the parts in "Gycklarnas afton", 1953. Eva Henning (Ekmans wife in real life as well) gives a striking performance as the lovesick Vica.

A frightening peak into the world of the upper-class, where the devil hides under a polished surface. Almost a masterpiece! **** (out of five)


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