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Kris Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Ingmar Bergman made his directorial debut with this 1946 drama which found a number of his key themes already in place. Ingeborg (Dagny Lind) is a middle-aged woman living in a small Swedish community where she supports herself giving piano lessons and running a boarding house. Ingeborg has devoted much of her life to looking after Nelly (Inga Landgre), a teenage girl who was abandoned by her mother Jenny (Marianne Lofgren) when she was a baby. Ingeborg deeply loves Nelly and think of her as her daughter, and she's distraught when Jenny appears and announces she intends to reclaim Nelly and take her to Stockholm, where she now runs a successful beauty salon. Despite Ingeborg's pleas that her poor health limits the time she can spend with Nelly, Jenny is adamant, and the teenager decides to go, though her decision is largely motivated by her mixed feelings about Ulf (Allan Bohlin), an older veterinarian who wants to marry her, and her sudden infatuation with Jack (Stig Olin), a mysterious charmer who is a friend and distant relative of Jenny. Kris (aka Crisis) was adapted from a popular stage play by Leck Fisher; the production was hampered by Bergman's inexperience, and his mentor Victor Sjostrom was brought in to supervise the last few weeks of shooting. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Julia Caesar
as The Mayor's wife
Sture Ericsson
as Musician
Svea Holst
as Malin
Ulf Johansson
as Musician
Dagny Lind
as Ingeborg Johnson
Arne Lindblad
as Mayor
Gus Dahlstrom
as Musician
John Melin
as Musician
Arne Lindblad
as Mayor
Dagny Lind
as Ingeborg Johnson
Svea Holst
as Malin
Julia Caesar
as The Mayor's wife
Gus Dahlstrom
as Musician
Ulf Johansson
as Musician
Sture Ericsson
as Musician

Crew

Ingmar Bergman
Director
Victor Sjöström
Producer
Ingmar Bergman
Screenwriter
Oscar Rosander
Editor
Arne Akermark
Production Designer
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