A very strong debut that I think is often underrated/overlooked because it doesn't quite compare with some of Bergman's best films. and it is very straightforward. But compared to many films of the 40s, I think it was cinematically advanced and has many of the great Bergman qualities. Almost four stars.
Ingmar Bergman en su primer filme ya dialoga sobre el conflicto humano. Temas como el colapso existencial, la muerte, la enfermedad, el nuevo rumbo del destino que responde agresivo, pero necesario para la madurez (triste, melancólica y sufrida) o como simple síntoma de la vida. Todos sus personajes son víctimas de una crisis. Todos son víctimas del egoísmo.
Bergman's first film feels strained at points but is still a highly enjoyable watch that shows the first threads of the narrative and philosophical issues he would go onto deal with later in his career. Definitely a must-watch for all Bergman fans.