Rakel, Marta, Karin and Annette are married to four brothers. While waiting in a summer cottage for their husbands to come home, they tell each other stories about their marriages. Rakel tells about the time she had an affair and confronted her husband with it. Marta's story is about how she at first refused to marry and had her child by herself. Karin tells about what happened when one time she and her husband got stuck in an elevator together. While the women tell their stories, Marta's younger sister Maj is planning to elope.
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
INGMAR BERGMAN revels with much insight in a quartet...the loves...and the "Secrets of Women"
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Cameo. In Paris. When Marta is about to leave the building where she has seen the gynecologist a tall lean man in a beret enters through the front door, dimly visible only in a mirror. This is man is no one less than Bergman himself. See more
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Composed by Erik Nordgren
(1952) See more