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Crisis (1946)

Kris (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 February 1946 (Sweden)
A small-town piano teacher is shocked by the arrival of her foster daughter's real mother, whose young lover soon follows and causes further disruption.

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Writers:

Ingmar Bergman (screenplay), Leck Fischer (play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Inga Landgré ... Nelly
Stig Olin ... Jack
Marianne Löfgren ... Jenny
Dagny Lind ... Ingeborg
Allan Bohlin ... Ulf
Ernst Eklund ... Uncle Edvard
Signe Wirff ... Aunt Jessie
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Storyline

Ingeborg is a small-town piano teacher who raises her foster daughter, Nelly, into young adulthood. When Nelly is eighteen, she is shocked by the arrival of Jenny, her mother, whom she calls "Auntie." Jenny wants to take her to the big city and teach her to be a beautician in her salon. This is devastating news for Ingeborg, who is ill and does not expect to live long. Ulf, the stolid 30ish man in love with Nelly, begs her to stay; but she is not in love with him, considering him much too old. Instead, she is attracted to Jack, a new arrival in town. She doesn't guess that this strange young man with the striped suit and dashing mustache is her mother's lover as well. Written by J. Spurlin

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

25 February 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Crisis See more »

Filming Locations:

Hedemora, Dalarnas län, Sweden See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Svensk Filmindustri (SF) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (AGA Baltic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film directed by Ingmar Bergman. See more »

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Featured in Bergman Island (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blue Danube
(uncredited)
("An der schönen, blauen Donau", op. 314, 1866)
Composed by Johann Strauss
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He Certainly Got Better
29 October 2009 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I guess it is forgivable for a first film to be maudlin, with cardboard characters and silly dialogue. This is the story of a young woman who decides to get out of town because there is no future there. She lives with her dying stepmother, her real mother leaving her behind for 18 years. She just kind of flits through things because she has pretty much been adored. She is impetuous. I haven't seen such a tear jerking woman as her loving stepmother, maybe Mrs. March in little women. She goes to be a hair stylist and gets hooked up with some bad ones, including a wolfish playboy. Meanwhile some big lunk with a silly name, Ulfe, carries a torch for her. In fairness, it has lots of very good shots and is pretty polished for a first film. It's just a bit dull and silly and very predictable.


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