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Loving Couples (1964) More at IMDbPro »Älskande par (original title)


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21 December 1964 (Sweden) See more »
The loving...the hating...the cheating...the desiring...the best and worst in man and woman See more »
Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Bergman-influenced, but interesting. See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Harriet Andersson ... Agda Frideborg

Gunnel Lindblom ... Adele Holmström - née Silfverstjerna
Gio Petré ... Angela von Pahlen

Anita Björk ... Petra von Pahlen

Gunnar Björnstrand ... Dr. Jacob Lewin

Eva Dahlbeck ... Mrs. Landborg

Jan Malmsjö ... Stellan von Pahlen
Lissi Alandh ... Bell
Bengt Brunskog ... Tord Holmström
Anja Boman ... Stanny, Bernhard's sister
Åke Grönberg ... The fat man
Margit Carlqvist ... Dora Macson
Heinz Hopf ... Lt. Bernhard Landborg
Märta Dorff ... Alexandra Vind-Frija
Jan-Erik Lindqvist ... Peter von Pahlen (as Jan-Eric Lindquist)
Inga Landgré ... Mrs. Sally Lewin
Toivo Pawlo ... Lieutenant Macson

Barbro Hiort af Ornäs ... Lilian von Pahlen - née Vind-Frijs
Hans Strååt ... Thomas Meller
Isa Quensel ... Fredrika von Strussenhjelm
Frank Sundström ... Olaf Landborg
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gunnar Ahlström ... City boy
Lo Dagerman ... Angela age 10
Harry Dickson ... Maître d'hôtel
Margit Eng ... Housemaid
Laila Jonsson ... Patient
Dan Landgré ... Cecil
Karin Larsson ... Housemaid
Ulla Ljunggren ... Housemaud
Bjarne Naess ... Maître d'hôtel
Britt Marie Råberg ... Housemaid
Eva Stellby ... Housemaid
Eva Alw ... Housekeeper (uncredited)
Nancy Dalunde ... Adele's mother (uncredited)
Katarina Edfeldt ... Agda, Age 13 (uncredited)
Axel Fritz ... Per (uncredited)
Lars Grundtman ... Twin Brother Nick (uncredited)
Lennart Grundtman ... Twin Brother Nock (uncredited)
Berit Gustafsson ... Henrika (uncredited)
Bo Hederström ... Guest (uncredited)
Sonja Hjört ... Patient (uncredited)
Ulf Johansson ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Stig de la Berg ... Sore Loser (uncredited)
Axeline Le Mon ... Guest (uncredited)
Arne Lindblad ... Guest (uncredited)
Sten Lonnert ... Kisse (uncredited)
Börje Mellvig ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Kai Norström ... Daniel (uncredited)
Rebecca Pawlo ... Adele, Age 10 (uncredited)
Kai Reiners ... Good Man (uncredited)
Hanny Schedin ... Cleaning-woman (uncredited)
Henrik Schildt ... Sam, doctor (uncredited)
Hans Sundberg ... Organist Dr. Samuel Vardman (uncredited)
Claes Thelander ... Priest (uncredited)
Meta Velander ... A lady (uncredited)
Birger Åsander ... Band Leader (uncredited)

Directed by
Mai Zetterling 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Hughes 
Agnes von Krusenstjerna  book "Froeknarna von Pahlen"
Mai Zetterling 

Produced by
Göran Lindgren .... producer
Rune Waldekranz .... producer
Original Music by
Roger Wallis 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
Film Editing by
Paul Davies 
Production Design by
Jan Boleslaw 
Costume Design by
Birgitta Hahn 
Makeup Department
Ivar Hällqvist .... makeup artist
Sture Höglund .... makeup artist
Gullan Westfelt .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lena Malmsjö .... assistant director
Bertil Ohlsson .... assistant director
Art Department
Sven Björling .... props
Sound Department
Evald Andersson .... sound effects editor
Olle Jacobsson .... sound mixer
Per-Olof Pettersson .... sound
Tage Sjöberg .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Fischer .... camera operator
David Hughes .... still photographer
Location Management
Gösta Petersson .... location manager
Music Department
Hildur Broström .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Ture Hedberg .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Hildur Lindholm .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Lars Lindroth .... lyricist (uncredited)
Giuseppe Manente .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Lowell Mason .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
George Railton .... lyrics: additional music (uncredited)
Holger Rosenqvist .... choreography (uncredited)
Samuel Serrander .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arne Wallin .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Anders Bodin .... operator
Katinka Faragó .... continuity clerk (as Katarina Farago)
Marianne Höök .... translator
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Älskande par" - Sweden (original title)
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118 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in Carnaby, M.D. (1966)See more »
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Bergman-influenced, but interesting., 4 July 2006
Author: essankay from United States

The story of three women from different, but related, backgrounds about to give birth in a hospital in Sweden around the start of World War I.

Via inter-cut flashbacks we are shown how they ended up in their situation.

Often beautiful Sven Nykvist photo and many great directorial flourishes from director Mai Zetterling makes this a treat.

The parallels with Bergman are many. For instance, apart from Mr. Nykvist, many of the actors have appeared in various Bergman productions, the themes dealt with here are very similar to various Bergman films, and so on. Dissimilar enough to be interesting though.

Has some very interesting scenes that I would imagine were very controversial at the time, such as two gay men frolicking and getting mock-married in a church, a graphic shot of a baby's birth, some female nudity, a lesbian kiss, etc..

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