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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:

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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 »

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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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Referenced in Three Scenes with Ingmar Bergman (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blue Danube
(uncredited)
("An der schönen, blauen Donau", op. 314, 1866)
Composed by Johann Strauss
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Lousy first film
30 April 2007 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Well, they don't all start out as geniuses. Ingmar Bergman's first film is very weak. It's an adaptation of a play about an 18 year old girl, Nelly (Inga Landgré), who leaves her adopted mother to live with her real mother in the city. The story itself isn't too bad, but the situation is so black and white. Nelly's mother is depicted as utterly wicked, and the adoptive mother as a saint. Every aspect of the city corrupts you; it is the country where you belong! It really is a boring little film and not even really worth seeing. Landgré gives a good performance, and there are a couple of other decent actors, but that's about it.


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