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

Loving Couples -- Actress Mai Zetterling's first film as director is a Bergman-influenced adaptation of a novel by the Swedish author Agnes von Krusenstjerna dealing with motherhood and the role of women in the early 20th Century.    Starring Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom and Gio Petré.


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Release Date:
21 December 1964 (Sweden) See more »
Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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
Other crew
Anders Bodin .... operator
Katinka Faragó .... continuity clerk (as Katarina Farago)
Marianne Höök .... translator
Gösta Petersson .... location manager
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 Forbidden Flesh (1968)See more »


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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
un film derivativo, 29 June 2004
Author: redsun5 ( from Cagliari, Italy

Both in the ambiance and in its women's themes in this movie you can see unequivocally Bergman's influences. In particular It recalls Bergman's SECRETS OF WOMEN (1952)for the cast ( It's almost the same!)and for its episodic structure. The psychological search on women universe is another important link.

Anyway, although Mai Zetterling had abused it in her movies, I think that the flashback use is very interesting in this movie. It becomes, with the editing help, a concrete tragic matter and not only a way to tell the story. I give it a 6.

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