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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

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First film directed by Ingmar Bergman. See more »

Connections

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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Crisis
29 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Crisis (1946)

** (out of 4)

Ingmar Bergman's first film as director is also the first film of his that I haven't enjoyed. A young girl, living with her foster mother, learns the truth to the world's ugliness when her real mother shows up after eighteen years. Being this was his first film, Bergman's directorial touches aren't quite in place and the screenplay bounces around a little too much to keep this for going for very long. The film becomes way too overly dramatic and the annoying music score doesn't help matters either. The performances are decent but nothing too great.


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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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Mono (AGA Baltic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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