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Dreams (1955)
"Kvinnodröm" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  31 May 1960 (USA)
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In Stockholm, the fashion photographer Susanne Frank misses her married lover Henrik Lobelius that lives in Gothenburg with his wife and children, and the naive twenty years old model Doris... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Eva Dahlbeck ...
Susanne
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Doris
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Otto Sönderby, Consul
Ulf Palme ...
Mr. Henrik Lobelius
Inga Landgré ...
Mrs. Lobelius
Benkt-Åke Benktsson ...
Mr. Magnus (as Bengt-Åke Benktsson)
Sven Lindberg ...
Palle Palt
Kerstin Hedeby ...
Marianne (as Kerstin Hedeby-Pawlo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siv Ericks ...
Katja (scenes deleted)
Gösta Prüzelius ...
Man on the train (scenes deleted)
Sigvard Törnqvist ...
Man on the train (scenes deleted)
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In Stockholm, the fashion photographer Susanne Frank misses her married lover Henrik Lobelius that lives in Gothenburg with his wife and children, and the naive twenty years old model Doris has a troubled relationship with her boy friend Palle Palt. Susanne schedules a session of photo shoots in Gothenburg with Doris, and once there, she calls Henrik for an encounter. Meanwhile, Doris meets an elegant middle age gentleman on the street, the Consul Otto Sönderby, who buys expensive gifts for her: a dress, a pair of Italian gloves and valuable pearl necklace. They spend the afternoon together in an amusement park and later they go to Otto's mansion, where they are interrupted by his wicked daughter Marianne. Susanne has a love affair with Henrik in her room, but they are interrupted by his cynical wife. The incidents in these encounters affect their perspective of love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Cameo: director Ingmar Bergman is seen briefly in the first scene in the hotel lobby with a dog on a leash. See more »

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Too Late for Tears
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Music by Eddy Christiani and Frans Poptie
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Maybe not one of Bergman's best, but one of his most underrated
5 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am a great admirer of Ingmar Bergman's work, there is always many things that are interesting. Not all his work are masterpieces, but so far I have not seen a film of his that I'd class as bad. Dreams is a very good movie, one of his most underrated without being up there with his finest. Some of the contrasting themes were perhaps more confidently explored in later films and the film could have been longer, but this is all a matter of preference. It is superbly directed and beautifully made, an oft-characteristic with Bergman's films. The music is hauntingly understated, while the dialogue is written in a meaningful and thought-provoking way and the story is austere, romantic, painful and ironic and observed in a masterful way. The characters are seen as selfish but compellingly real, while the acting has nothing that would strike anybody as questionable. Harriet Anderssen ties with Liv Ullman as the best of the female performers in Bergman's films, and her performance is utterly magnetic in every way possible, quite charming and very photogenic. Eva Dahlbeck- looking very classy and stunningly elegant- and Gunnar Bjornstrand provide great support, and Bergman himself even makes a cameo. All in all, an underrated film that does deserve to be seen more. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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