After 15 years of marriage, David and Marianne have grown apart. David has had an affair with a patient of his and Marianne has got herself involved with her former lover Carl-Adam, who’s also David’s best friend.
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"I just get so excited when I'm dancing!"
Boisterous dialogue sparring via precipitous theatrics, random comic relief, young Harriet Andersson as a tomboy, intimacy, perversity, magic camera work, Björnstrand!... what is there not to love?
Bergman doing Lubitsch (and doing it well). The worthy predecessor and stepping stone to breakthrough that would Smiles of a Summer Night; it is similar in the theme of playfully looking for one's future in one's past and
A step back after "Sawdust and Tinsel", but charming nonetheless, with top performances, as always, from Bergman regulars Gunnar Bjornstrand and the gorgeous Eva Dahlbeck. A rare Bergman comedy, with an even rarer Bergman cameo (look closely, he's on the train with his trademark bohemian beanie).