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Waiting Women (1952)

Kvinnors väntan (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 July 1961 (USA)
The four wives of four brothers share stories of their marriages as they each wait for their husbands in a small, secluded cottage.

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Writers:

Ingmar Bergman, Gun Grut (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anita Björk ... Rakel
Eva Dahlbeck ... Karin
Maj-Britt Nilsson ... Marta
Birger Malmsten ... Martin Lobelius
Gunnar Björnstrand ... Fredrik Lobelius
Karl-Arne Holmsten ... Eugen Lobelius
Jarl Kulle ... Kaj
Aino Taube ... Annette (as Aino Taube-Henrikson)
Håkan Westergren ... Paul Lobelius
Gerd Andersson Gerd Andersson ... Maj
Björn Bjelfvenstam Björn Bjelfvenstam ... Henrik Lobelius (as Björn Bjelvenstam)
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Storyline

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. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Taglines:

INGMAR BERGMAN revels with much insight in a quartet...the loves...and the "Secrets of Women" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | French

Release Date:

11 July 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secrets of Women See more »

Filming Locations:

Sacré-Coeur, Paris, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Fredrik Lobelius: People shouldn't keep asking each other for forgiveness and all that nonsense.
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Connections

Featured in Minns Ni? (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Sjörövarhambo
Lyrics and music composed by Ulf Peder Olrog (1947)
Sung by Ulf Peder Olrog
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Great Gunnars.
31 July 1999 | by SlosSee all my reviews

I love this movie; although not amongst Bergman's best, it is very funny in parts and should not be shunned. Maybe slightly overlong - each time I watch it I wait impatiently for the lift-scene near the end of the film - but very much worthwhile. Indeed, the scene in the lift with Gunnar Bjornstrand (great actor) and Eva Dahlberg is fascinating, funny and frivolous - for the year it was made.


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