Loving Couples

Loving Couples

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Loving Couples

In this drama set in a Scandinavian hospital in 1915, the individual stories of three pregnant women about to give birth are presented. The women come from a different social classes and have disparate views about the impending births. The middle-class woman married a servant of a wealthy family. She doesn't love her husband, nor does she care much about her child, whom she conceived out of spite. The baby is stillborn, and the woman sheds nary a tear. The second woman became wild and sexually irresponsible after she was seduced as a young woman by a much older man. Dividing her time between modeling and robbery, the woman ends up sleeping with the son of the family the middle-class woman's husband works for. The son is willing to support his bastard provided the wild woman marry his homosexual friend and pretend the child is his. She agrees. The third woman is introverted. As a youth, she had a short-lived lesbian affair in school. She then fell in love with an archaeologist who impregnated her. He refuses to acknowledge the child as his. This enrages the woman who joins a feminist movement and dedicates her life to removing the stigma of having babies out of wedlock. Of the three, she is the only one who really wants her child.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/29/2005
UPC: 0881751100016
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Project X
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:57:00

Special Features

"The War Game"(1962), a 15 minute short film made by Mai Zetterling and winner of the Golden Lion for Best Short film st the Venice film festival; Optional English and French subtitles; Stills gallery; Mai Zetterling biography and filmography; 12 page booklet featuring fimling Loving Couples by Mai Zetterling and full cast and credits

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harriet Andersson Agda
Gunnel Lindblom Adele Holstrom
Gio Petre Angela
Anita Björk Aunt Petra
Gunnar Björnstrand Dr. Jacob Lewin
Eva Dahlbeck Mrs. Landborg
Jan Malmsjö Stellan von Pahlen
Åke Grönberg Elderly Lecher in Street
Ulf Johansson Actor
Arne Lindblad Actor
Sten Lonnert Kisse
Toivo Pawlo Mr. Macson
Henrik Schildt Sam
Hans Str__t Thomas
Hans Sundberg Organist
Jan-Erik Lindqvist Peter
Birger Asander Band Leader
Lissi Alandh Bell
Margit Carlquist Dora Macson
Heinz Hopf Bernhard Landborg
Inga Landgre Mrs. Lewin
Isa Quensel Fredrika
Frank Sundstrom Dr. Ola Landborg
Bengt Brunskog Tord Holmstroem
Maerta Dorff Alexandra
Barbro Hjort af Ornäs Lilian

Technical Credits
Mai Zetterling Director,Screenwriter
Jan Boleslaw Production Designer
Paul Davies Editor
David Hughes Screenwriter
Goran Lindgren Producer
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Rune Waldekranz Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Loving Couples
1. Main Credits [3:34]
2. Pregnancy [7:51]
3. Angela [8:55]
4. Girl's School [8:34]
5. Adéle [8:19]
6. Agda [10:57]
7. Arriving in the Country [4:30]
8. Stellan [7:23]
9. Party Mood [11:16]
10. Thomas [3:23]
11. Bernhard [7:14]
12. Through the Night [7:49]
13. Midsummer [8:05]
14. Anticipation [4:50]
15. Rehearsal [6:30]
16. Wedding Dinner [8:55]

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