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Kvinnors väntan (1952)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 July 1961 (USA)
The four wives of four brothers share stories of their marriages as they each wait for their husbands in a small, secluded cottage.



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Complete credited cast:
Martin Lobelius
Eugen Lobelius
Annette (as Aino Taube-Henrikson)
Paul Lobelius
Gerd Andersson ...
Björn Bjelfvenstam ...
Henrik Lobelius (as Björn Bjelvenstam)


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! See more »


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Waiting Women  »

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Lyrics and music composed by Ulf Peder Olrog (1947)
Sung by Ulf Peder Olrog
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very good early Bergman
6 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

While this movie was not exactly earth-shaking, it was a well-made film that held my attention. It's about 4 lady friends who are waiting for their husbands to meet them at their summer retreat. While waiting, they begin to tell their innermost secrets about their marriages--particularly the details of boredom or infidelity. The most memorable one of these is the final segment with the husband and wife stuck in the elevator, though they all were well acted and interesting. Those who are great fans of the later depressing work of Bergman may find this movie a bit of a letdown, it should appeal to those in the audience who want greater depth in the plot without the hopelessness that accompanies many later Bergman films.

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