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Music in Darkness (1948)

Musik i mörker (original title)
A blind musician falls in love with a kindhearted girl. This love begin to confront with his disease and with his music.

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Writers:

Dagmar Edqvist (novel), Dagmar Edqvist (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mai Zetterling ... Ingrid
Birger Malmsten ... Bengt Vyldeke
Olof Winnerstrand ... The Vicar
Naima Wifstrand ... Mrs. Schröder
Bibi Lindqvist Bibi Lindqvist ... Agneta (as Bibi Skoglund)
Hilda Borgström ... Lovisa
Douglas Håge ... Kruge
Gunnar Björnstrand ... Klasson
Bengt Eklund ... Ebbe
Åke Claesson ... Augustin Schröder
John Elfström ... Otto Klemens
Rune Andréasson Rune Andréasson ... Evert
Bengt Logardt ... Einar Born
Marianne Gyllenhammar ... Blanche
Sven Lindberg ... Hedström
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Storyline

In Sweden, the upper-class pianist Bengt Vyldeke suffers an accident in the military drill and becomes blind. He returns to the house of his aunt Beatrice Schröder and is initially supported by his sister Agneta since his fiancée Blanche has called off their engagement and his friends have abandoned him. When Agneta goes to the university, the young servant Ingrid helps Bengt in his daily life and falls in love with him. But she overhears a conversation between Bengt and Beatrice when his master belittles her calling Ingrid of "little maid". Bengt travels to play piano in the restaurant of a cunning manager and finds humiliation and loneliness. Years later he meets Ingrid, who has studied and is near to graduate and he falls in love with her. But Ingrid has a boyfriend Ebbe (Bengt Eklund), strong and handsome, and Bengt has to fight with his inferiority complex first to win the love of Ingrid. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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From the World's Master Film Maker Ingmar Bergman a startling journey into the darkness of the human soul!

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Drama

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

1 July 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Music in Darkness See more »

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Production Co:

Terrafilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Three Scenes with Ingmar Bergman (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor
Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27, No. 2, AKA Moonlight Sonata"
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1802)
Performed by Birger Malmsten
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Melodramatic Romance with Fight of Classes in the Darkness
12 December 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Sweden, the upper-class pianist Bengt Vyldeke (Birger Malmsten) suffers an accident in the military drill and becomes blind. He returns to the house of his aunt Beatrice Schröder (Naima Wifstrand) and is initially supported by his sister Agneta (Bibi Skoglund) since his fiancée Blanche (Marianne Gyllenhammar) has called off their engagement and his friends have abandoned him. When Agneta goes to the university, the young servant Ingrid (Mai Zetterling) helps Bengt in his daily life and falls in love with him. But she overhears a conversation between Bengt and Beatrice when his master belittles her calling Ingrid of "little maid". Bengt travels to play piano in the restaurant of a cunning manager and finds humiliation and loneliness. Years later he meets Ingrid, who has studied and is near to graduate and he falls in love with her. But Ingrid has a boyfriend Ebbe (Bengt Eklund), strong and handsome, and Bengt has to fight with his inferiority complex first to win the love of Ingrid.

"Musik i mörker" is a melodramatic romance by Bergman with fight of classes in the darkness. Only recently the firsts films of my number one director have been released in Brazil by Versátil Distributor and all of them are bleak non-Hollywoodian romances. Birger Malmsten is again the lead star and the sweet Mai Zetterling is impressively gorgeous with her wonderful eyes. It is amazing the fight of classes in this period of Sweden. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Música na Noite" ("Music in the Night")


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