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Waiting Women (1952)

Kvinnors väntan (original title)
Rakel, Marta, Karin and Annette are married to four brothers. While waiting in a summer cottage for their husbands to come home, they tell each other stories about their marriages. Rakel ... See full summary »

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Anita Björk ...
Rakel
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Karin
Maj-Britt Nilsson ...
Marta
Birger Malmsten ...
Martin Lobelius
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Fredrik Lobelius
Karl-Arne Holmsten ...
Eugen Lobelius
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Kaj
Aino Taube ...
Annette (as Aino Taube-Henrikson)
Håkan Westergren ...
Paul Lobelius
Gerd Andersson ...
Maj
Björn Bjelfvenstam ...
Henrik Lobelius (as Björn Bjelvenstam)
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Rakel, Marta, Karin and Annette are married to four brothers. While waiting in a summer cottage for their husbands to come home, they tell each other stories about their marriages. Rakel tells about the time she had an affair and confronted her husband with it. Marta's story is about how she at first refused to marry and had her child by herself. Karin tells about what happened when one time she and her husband got stuck in an elevator together. While the women tell their stories, Marta's younger sister Maj is planning to elope. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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The love affairs of three women - marital...premarital...and one marvelous surprise!

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Both Poignant and Sad at Times
13 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Four women await their husbands/lovers and tell stories of their early encounters with these men. I won't go through the plot but suffice it to say that there is selfishness, self- loathing, sacrifice, and even some empty headed joy. One story tells of a spiteful woman and her boring husband. A childhood lover comes while he is gone and has tryst with her. She tells her husband and this leads to some soul searching. The second is an encounter with an artist that leads to a child being born and his self-centered departure. The third is a couple, married for several years, trapped on an elevator, giving what they say is an honest view of one another. The fourth has arranged to run off with her boyfriend, leaving the family behind. This may sound a bit vapid, but it is done with a master's touch, with the artistry that is Bergman. Every bit of cinema is framed and filled with emotion.


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