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Intermezzo (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 24 December 1937 (USA)
The world famous violinist Holger Brandt comes back to his family after a tour. He and his wife have been married for many years, but their love has gone. Their young daughter gets a new ... See full summary »

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Gustaf Molander
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gösta Ekman ... Professor Holger Brandt
Inga Tidblad ... Margit Brandt
Ingrid Bergman ... Anita Hoffman
Erik 'Bullen' Berglund ... Impresario Charles Möller (as Bullen Berglund)
Hugo Björne ... Thomas Stenborg
Anders Henrikson ... Swedish Sailor
Hasse Ekman ... Åke Brandt (as Hans Ekman)
Britt Hagman ... Ann-Marie Brandt
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The world famous violinist Holger Brandt comes back to his family after a tour. He and his wife have been married for many years, but their love has gone. Their young daughter gets a new piano teacher, Anita Hoffman. Mr. Brandt fall in love with her and together they go on a world tour. But he soon discovers that the feelings for his wife that he thought were dead return. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | German

Release Date:

24 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Intermezzo See more »

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Mono (Peterson Poulsen/AGA Baltic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was remade a second time as Honeysuckle Rose (1980), starring Willie Nelson. See more »

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Referenced in Ingrid Bergman Remembered (1996) See more »

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Symphony No.6 in B Flat, 'Pathétique' Op.74
(1893)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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early star-making performance for Bergman
11 January 2009 | by didi-5See all my reviews

The original version of 'Intermezzo', starring Ingrid Bergman - who later recreated the role in Hollywood opposite Leslie Howard - and Gosta Ekman, is an involving story of a mid-life crisis, an intermezzo, a passion driven by music.

Tired, bored, and a stranger to his family, Holger Brandt (Ekman) is searching for a new accompanist but when he finds his daughter's music teacher, Anita Hoffmann (Bergman) events begin to move in quite a different direction. Of course we don't see any romantic involvements beyond a bit of friendly kissing and heightened dialogue between Brandt and Hoffmann which pinpoints their relationship - and the film is all the better for it.

As good as the version with Bergman/Howard, this version is rarely seen but well worth catching. Ekman - who has more than a passing resemblance to the great German actor Conrad Veidt - is the perfect suffering artist, looking for excitement and a new definition of love; while Bergman makes the character of Hoffmann believable in her infatuation with Brandt without seeing ridiculous.


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