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Dreams (1955)

Kvinnodröm (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 31 May 1960 (USA)
Two different women - a young photo model and her boss - dream about a happy life with beloved men. Their dreams are as different as they are.


Ingmar Bergman


Ingmar Bergman
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Complete credited cast:
Eva Dahlbeck ... Susanne
Harriet Andersson ... Doris
Gunnar Björnstrand ... Otto Sönderby, Consul
Ulf Palme ... Mr. Henrik Lobelius
Inga Landgré ... Mrs. Lobelius
Benkt-Åke Benktsson ... Mr. Magnus (as Bengt-Åke Benktsson)
Sven Lindberg ... Palle Palt
Kerstin Hedeby Kerstin Hedeby ... Marianne (as Kerstin Hedeby-Pawlo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siv Ericks ... Katja (scenes deleted)
Gösta Prüzelius ... Man on the train (scenes deleted)
Sigvard Törnqvist Sigvard Törnqvist ... Man on the train (scenes deleted)


In Stockholm, the fashion photographer Susanne Frank misses her married lover Henrik Lobelius that lives in Gothenburg with his wife and children, and the naive twenty years old model Doris has a troubled relationship with her boy friend Palle Palt. Susanne schedules a session of photo shoots in Gothenburg with Doris, and once there, she calls Henrik for an encounter. Meanwhile, Doris meets an elegant middle age gentleman on the street, the Consul Otto Sönderby, who buys expensive gifts for her: a dress, a pair of Italian gloves and valuable pearl necklace. They spend the afternoon together in an amusement park and later they go to Otto's mansion, where they are interrupted by his wicked daughter Marianne. Susanne has a love affair with Henrik in her room, but they are interrupted by his cynical wife. The incidents in these encounters affect their perspective of love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Great "minor" Bergman
5 August 2012 | by zetesSee all my reviews

I really liked this lesser-known Bergman film. More properly translated as The Dreams of Women, the film stars Eva Dahlbeck and Harriet Andersson as a photographer and her model. The two travel to a location shoot, and the story splits in two as each has their own romantic misadventure. Andersson is admired by an older, rich man (Gunnar Bjornstrand), who buys her all kinds of nice things. Eventually, she follows him back to his home where she learns of his troubles. Dahlbeck contacts a married man with whom she was having an affair (Ulf Palme), and when the two meet Palme's wife shows up to disrupt the assignation. The Dahlbeck segment is pretty typical Bergman, but, of course, it's beautifully done with some fantastic acting by Dahlbeck. I thought the Andresson/Bjornstrand segment was just wonderful. I think this might be Bjornstrand's best performance. Certainly very high up there. I also really loved Kerstin Hedeby, who plays Bjornstrand's daughter. This may feel like a small film in Bergman's career, but it's an excellent small one. The laid-back style, especially the long, wordless sequences, reminds me more of the Italian films of the period than of Bergman. This certainly would be better regarded if it were directed by Visconti or Antonioni. 9/10. YES.

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