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Thirst (1949) More at IMDbPro »Törst (original title)


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Herbert Grevenius (writer)
Birgit Tengroth (short stories "Törst")
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11 July 1961 (USA) See more »
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A needy couple in a bad marriage travel back to Stockholm after a trip to Italy. Meanwhile, a widow resists seductions from two different persons - her psychiatrist and a lesbian friend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Eva Henning ... Rut
Birger Malmsten ... Bertil
Birgit Tengroth ... Viola
Hasse Ekman ... Dr. Rosengren
Mimi Nelson ... Valborg (as Mimmi Nelson)
Bengt Eklund ... Raoul
Gaby Stenberg ... Astrid
Naima Wifstrand ... Miss Henriksson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carl Andersson ... Man on Train (uncredited)
Wiktor Andersson ... Doorkeeper (uncredited)
Verner Arpe ... German Ticket Collector (uncredited)

Ingmar Bergman ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Britta Brunius ... Nurse (uncredited)
Calle Flygare ... Priest (uncredited)
Sven-Eric Gamble ... Glass Worker (uncredited)
Inga Gill ... Lady at Hotel (uncredited)
Herman Greid ... Newspaper Deliverer (uncredited)
Helge Hagerman ... Priest (uncredited)
Else-Merete Heiberg ... Norwegian Lady (uncredited)
Estrid Hesse ... Patient (uncredited)
Laila Jokimo ... Ballet Girl (uncredited)
Gunnar Nielsen ... Assistant Doctor (uncredited)
Oscar Rosander ... Man at Hotel (uncredited)
Sif Ruud ... Widow (uncredited)
Monica Weinzierl ... Girl on Train (uncredited)
Öllegård Wellton ... Ballet Girl (uncredited)
Peter Winner ... Policeman (uncredited)
Inga-Lill Åhström ... Piano Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Herbert Grevenius  writer
Birgit Tengroth  short stories "Törst"

Produced by
Helge Hagerman .... producer
Original Music by
Erik Nordgren 
Cinematography by
Gunnar Fischer 
Film Editing by
Oscar Rosander 
Production Design by
Nils Svenwall 
Sound Department
Gustav Halldin .... sound
Lennart Unnerstad .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Huch .... still photographer
Bengt Järnmark .... assistant camera
Music Department
Eskil Eckert-Lundin .... orchestrator
Other crew
Ellen Bergman .... choreographer
Ingegerd Ericsson .... script supervisor
Alva Lundin .... title designer
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Törst" - Sweden (original title)
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83 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (AGA Baltic)
Filming Locations:

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
My brief review of the film, 7 October 2005
Author: sol- from Perth, Australia

My least favourite of the twelve Ingmar Bergman films that I have watched so far, this is nevertheless an okay film in itself. I could not bring myself to care for any of the characters, and the plot is rather awkward, to say the least. Interestingly, this Bergman film has the unusual quality of not been written by the Swedish great himself, so Bergman cannot receive much blame for the storyline, which consists of different events with different characters in different time periods, all put together in an unclear fashion. The story is hard to decipher, but what I could work out, I did not find very exciting at that. Even so, this is satisfactory viewing, as the camera follows around the characters very well and Bergman shows some skill for setting up shots, even if not as greatly as in some of his later efforts. And, if not much else, the music choices are fitting. I am not sure whether I would recommend this to other Bergman fans, but I would definitely advise non-fans to proceed with caution.

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