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Två människor / Two People (1945) Carl Theodor Dreyer, Georg Rydeberg, Wanda Rothgardt, Gabriel Alw, Drama
When the prestigious Dr. Arne Lundell ends the most important work of his life, a colleague from the University of Stockholm, Dr. Sander, lodged a complaint against him for plagiarism. Marianne, wife of Arne, does everything possible to encourage her distraught husband who does not understand the reasons for this unjust accusation. In these circumstances, Sander found dead. It seems that this is a suicide, but soon finds that it actually has been murdered. Suspicion falls on Dr. Arne fatally. The dramatic situation begins to unravel when Arne discovered, by chance, a letter by which discovers that his wife was the secret lover of the missing professor.
Bjarne and Malin live on the banks of the Ljungan. Bjarne’s father-in-law Halvar lives on the other side of the river. They have never seen eye to eye. The now 20-year-long conflict is based on class antagonisms, past words and inheritance issues regarding a firm of haulage contractors, for instance. One unlucky day, Malin crosses the river to persuade Halvar to guarantee a loan Bjarne wants to take out…
Tystnaden / The Silence (1963) Ingmar Bergman, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten, Drama
“The Silence” is about the emotional distance between two sisters. The younger one is still attractive enough to pick up a lover in a strange city. The older one – even though she is very ill – would like to make a human connection also but cannot leave the hotel room. Traveling with the sisters is a small boy who escapes into the hotel, meets a troupe of dwarfs. Which sister is this little boy’s mother?
Anita – ur en tonårsflickas dagbok / Anita: Swedish Nymphet (1973) Torgny Wickman, Christina Lindberg, Stellan Skarsgård, Danièle Vlaminck, Drama, Erotic
Anita is a girl of only 16 years, and while she has developed early physically, to a mature woman, she is psychologically completly ruthless. Her relationship the her parents and her friends is very poor and she is regarded with contempt by the people around her, even by the men who so ruthlessly use her. During her troubles she meets Erik, a young psychology student. Gently and carefully he begins to dispell her psychological blocks. In the course of this treatment she reveals to him some of the shocking espisodes of her previous experience and how an inner compulsion forces her into humiliating debauchery in dangerous environments. Erik believes he has the solution to Anita’s problems: to let her move into an artist’s communal experiment, of which he is already a member. The common interest of this collective is largely the performing of classical music. Anita’s prosence in the collective, however, is regarded by some of the other girls as highly provocative.
The movie starts with a silent section of slapsticks in BLUE and white and with piano music, giving an outline of Karin’s rise and fall. The rest is normal B&W movie. Karin does not belong to the nobility but nevertheless marries the mentally ill king Erik XIV and becomes queen of Sweden. The king’s skilled counsellor Göran Persson wants a royal policy supporting the people and supported by it. But in relation to the nobility the king oscillates between provocative strength and unpredictable weakness. Göran arranges that some very powerful noblemen are killed. Subsequently the king tries to have them convicted of high treason by the parliament. He forgets the manuscript, mixes up all facts, and the noblemen are acquitted. But Göran speedily gathers another parliament and has them convicted. Meanwhile Erik apologises because of the unjust murders. Hence Erik is dethroned and imprisoned. Göran is executed. Karin is restricted to a castle in Finland.
Kungliga patrasket / The Royal Rabble (1945) Hasse Ekman, Edvin Adolphson, Ester Roeck Hansen, Drama
The Ankers is a well-established acting family in the theater world of Stockholm, three generations working together at Kungsteatern theater under management by Stefan Anker. His latest whim is to stage Jacques Offenbach’s opera Helen of Troy. But his infatuation with the leading lady Sonja Swedje leads to the breakup of the family. Also Monica Anker wants to get married and Tommy Anker leave the theater to work as a journalist. Will the famous Ankers ever reunite?
A movie director is approached by his old math teacher with a great movie idea: the Devil declares that the Earth is hell. The director rejects the idea, but subsequent events in the life of a writer, a friend of the director’s, and a young prostitute he loves seem to prove the math teacher’s idea.
Mannen från Mallorca / Man from Majorca (1984) Bo Widerberg, Sven Wollter, Tomas von Brömssen, Håkan Serner, Action, Crime, Thriller
In Stockholm, on St. Lucy’s feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were the first to the crime scene, pursue all leads and identify a suspect, an arrogant member of the elite secret police, a man assigned to guard the country’s Minister of Justice. Just as the beat cops think they’ve tightened the noose around the suspect, loose ends appear, witnesses lose their certainty, alibis crop up, and even the cops doubt what they’ve seen. Who’s protecting the suspect and why?
Young Kerstin Norbäck lives in a small town. She has a relationship with a sailor, but when she tries to leave him, he shoots her. She survives and begins a new life in Stockholm. There she meets kind people and new friends but the newspapers find her and start to write about her.