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Director  Ingmar Bergman
Music director  Erik Nordgren
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Country  Sweden
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Screenplay  Ingmar Bergman
Language  Swedish
Secrets of Women movie poster

Writer  Ingmar Bergman, Gun Grut
Release date  3 November 1952
Cast  Anita Björk (Rakel), Eva Dahlbeck (Karin), Maj-Britt Nilsson (Marta Berg), Birger Malmsten (Martin Lobelius, artist), Gunnar Björnstrand (Fredrik Lobelius), Karl-Arne Holmsten (Eugen Lobelius)
Similar movies  Reservoir Dogs, Trespass, Mona Lisa Smile, Adam's Rib, Poltergeist, The Haunting in Connecticut
Tagline  The love affairs of three women - marital...premarital...and one marvelous surprise!

Secrets of Women (Swedish: Kvinnors väntan; also known as Waiting Women) is a 1952 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. It was screened within the official selection of Venice Film Festival (1953).

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It is one of Bergman's early films, and essentially a drama about young relationships told in flashbacks by a group of women. However, as it came to be afterwards: the most memorable part of the film is the humorous elevator-scene between actors Gunnar Björnstrand and Eva Dahlbeck (a scene that was written as a kind of sketch). This scene was Bergman's first attempt at comedy in film. He later stated it was this scene that made him realize he could write comedy at all, which many say he repeated more successfully in the films A Lesson in Love (1954) and Smiles of a Summer Night (1955).

Since its release, Secrets of Women, while not regarded as one of Bergman's strongest efforts, has nonetheless received positive reviews from film critics.

Cast

  • Anita Björk – Rakel
  • Eva Dahlbeck – Karin
  • Maj-Britt Nilsson – Marta
  • Birger Malmsten – Martin Lobelius
  • Gunnar Björnstrand – Fredrik Lobelius
  • Karl-Arne Holmsten – Eugen Lobelius
  • Jarl Kulle – Kaj
  • Aino Taube – Annette
  • Håkan Westergren – Paul Lobelius
  • Gerd Andersson – Maj
  • Björn Bjelfvenstam – Henrik Lobelius
  • Reception

    Secrets of Women holds a 100% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on six critics.

    References

    Secrets of Women Wikipedia
    Secrets of Women IMDb Secrets of Women themoviedb.org