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Loving Couples (1964)

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Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives.

Director:

Mai Zetterling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harriet Andersson ... Agda Frideborg
Gunnel Lindblom ... Adele Holmström - née Silfverstjerna
Gio Petré ... Angela von Pahlen
Anita Björk ... Petra von Pahlen
Gunnar Björnstrand ... Dr. Jacob Lewin
Eva Dahlbeck ... Mrs. Landborg
Jan Malmsjö ... Stellan von Pahlen
Lissi Alandh ... Bell
Bengt Brunskog ... Tord Holmström
Anja Boman Anja Boman ... Stanny, Bernhard's sister
Åke Grönberg ... The fat man
Margit Carlqvist ... Dora Macson
Heinz Hopf ... Lt. Bernhard Landborg
Märta Dorff ... Alexandra Vind-Frija
Jan-Erik Lindqvist ... Peter von Pahlen (as Jan-Eric Lindquist)
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Storyline

Stockholm, 1915. Three women, Agda, Adele and Angela are about to give birth in a clinic. All three recall their past, especially the circumstances that led them to this hospital room. Agda, a housemaid made pregnant by a young middle-class man, has just married a homosexual artist. Adele, married to a farmer, suffers from frigidity, and is expecting a baby which is practically the product of a rape by her husband. As for Angela, a young woman from aristocratic background, she is waiting to give life to an illegitimate child after throwing herself into the arms of fifty-year-old Casanova. In these conditions will the three children to be born be happy? Written by Guy Bellinger

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An Adult Motion Picture From Sweden See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

21 December 1964 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Loving Couples See more »

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Sandrews See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Bagni di Lucca
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un film derivativo
29 June 2004 | by redsun5See all my reviews

Both in the ambiance and in its women's themes in this movie you can see unequivocally Bergman's influences. In particular It recalls Bergman's SECRETS OF WOMEN (1952)for the cast ( It's almost the same!)and for its episodic structure. The psychological search on women universe is another important link.

Anyway, although Mai Zetterling had abused it in her movies, I think that the flashback use is very interesting in this movie. It becomes, with the editing help, a concrete tragic matter and not only a way to tell the story. I give it a 6.


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