A sleepy village around 1910. Jacob, the owner of a book store in a small town is a member of a club who baths together every Sunday. He is uninterested in women until Amelie Arbel moves ...
See full summary »
During his military service a man meets a woman who works in the kitchen at the camp and they start a relationship. When the man is a out on combat exercises, he becomes a witness to his Sergeant being paralyzed by a snake.
A young man discovers that his shadow does not behave quite like others, but is a reflection of his dark and unruly side shaking of his life. When he is struggling to create a name for ... See full summary »
To increase sales of the magazine Veckohatten, the management decides to invest heavily in the beauty contest Miss Sweden. A communist cell is planning to sabotage the competition, because it is sexist.
Ture is born Sture but due to a speech problem, he has changed his name, but is still, in his own eyes, Scandinavias' best private dick. Still he rarely has any cases to solve, but has some rather strange clients.
The pretentious critic Cornelius is writing a biography on a famous cellist and to do some research he goes to stay in his house for a few days. He doesn't manage to get an interview with ... See full summary »
A sleepy village around 1910. Jacob, the owner of a book store in a small town is a member of a club who baths together every Sunday. He is uninterested in women until Amelie Arbel moves into the town. She is both rich and seductive and he marries her. After the marriage he discovers that she can be very troublesome.Written by
It's a pity that this unique little film has vanished from wide circulation. It's different to the films that we saw Kulle play leads in (notably the Bergmans) but located in a similarly Scandinavian world - here in a lushly coloured period rural setting.
After the galumphing opening, we are surprised to find the notion that God sees humour in tragedy worked out in this bitter sweet manner. The action comes to center on book seller Adwall who looks like his marriage to Krook will be a step towards life enhancement - until her background is revealed.
The film surprises by having the disgusting, comic brother prove more understanding than the sympathetic husband and his learning not even giving him the insight into mirror images which would have made his later life more bearable.
Attractive colour, great age make up.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this