A voyage across a war-scarred Europe forms the background of a married couple’s collapsing relationship in Bergman’s dreamlike early look at isolation, emotional torment, and romantic masochism. “A sort of Voyage in Italy revised by Sartre” (Cinema 58).
Bergman’s early, restless experimentation with different aesthetics is at its height in this tale of the relationship between a young, blind musician and a lower-class servant girl.
A salvage boat provides the claustrophobic but fascinating space for a narrative of filial revolt against an overbearing father in Bergman’s waterfront noir, reminiscent of Marcel Carné’s French films.
The seductions and disillusionments of city life play counterpoint to provincial goodness in this morality tale of a young daughter pulled between the worlds of her two mothers.
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Two young people try to protect a fragile love on society’s margins in Bergman’s early look at adolescents in crisis, infused with a surprising warmth and optimism.