The Saga Film Studio showed more ambition than usual producing this closely knitted drama of a woman, well played by Astrid Villaume, torn between the secure life with her husband, the attorney Ebbe Rode, and the exuberant pianist Mogens Wieth, whom she meets by chance on a railway trip back to her home. She is infatuated by the suave artist and spends the night with him. However this is 1951, so when we see her waking up in the morning and sneaking out, we also see the artist still sleeping on the couch in the adjoining room. This drama reflects the old conflict of women having to choose between the security of being taken care of and an exciting life with a creative person. In those days women seldom had a career of their own. This drama is presented in a polite and well mannered way, almost too low key taking the subject matter into account. Still, the confrontation between the leading male actors being the best from their generation is well worth experiencing, even today. Hats off to a fine film presented in perfect cast and with beautiful performances.
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