Three Strange Loves

SF Film

A dancer has an affair with an older man only to be deserted by him when she becomes pregnant. She has an abortion which sterilizes her. She marries a book¬keeper with whom she argues almost constantly during a trip which culminates in a long train ride. The bookkeeper’s old mistress, a widow, is at the same time visiting her psychiatrist. He tries to seduce her, and when he fails, he tells her she is incurably insane. The widow wanders alone and frightened through the city until she meets a girl she had gone to school with. This is a dancer who had once been a girlfriend of the first dancer. Since then she has become a lesbian, and she invites the widow for dinner and drinks. She nearly succeeds in seducing the widow.The widow escapes to the street, now gay with Midsummer Eve celebrants. She finally drowns herself by the docks. On the train the wife continues to annoy her husband now trying to wake him as he sleeps. He hits her with a bottle, believing he has killed her. In the morning he finds it was only a dream. No matter how terrible life is for them, he sys, it is better to be together than alone.

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Three Strange Loves

Title Three Strange Loves

Original title Törst

Director Ingmar Bergman

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Eva Henning, Birger Malmsten, Birgit Tengroth, Hasse Ekman

Production company SF

Release 1949 Oct, 17

Duration 84 min

A dancer has an affair with an older man only to be deserted by him when she becomes pregnant. She has an abortion which sterilizes her. She marries a book¬keeper with whom she argues almost constantly during a trip which culminates in a long train ride. The bookkeeper’s old mistress, a widow, is at the same time visiting her psychiatrist. He tries to seduce her, and when he fails, he tells her she is incurably insane. The widow wanders alone and frightened through the city until she meets a girl she had gone to school with. This is a dancer who had once been a girlfriend of the first dancer. Since then she has become a lesbian, and she invites the widow for dinner and drinks. She nearly succeeds in seducing the widow.The widow escapes to the street, now gay with Midsummer Eve celebrants. She finally drowns herself by the docks. On the train the wife continues to annoy her husband now trying to wake him as he sleeps. He hits her with a bottle, believing he has killed her. In the morning he finds it was only a dream. No matter how terrible life is for them, he sys, it is better to be together than alone. A dancer has an affair with an older man only to be deserted by him when she becomes pregnant. She has an abortion which sterilizes her. She marries a book¬keeper with whom she argues almost constantly during a trip which culminates in a long train ride. The bookkeeper’s old mistress, a widow, is at the same time visiting her psychiatrist. He tries to seduce her, and when he fails, he tells her she is incurably insane. The widow wanders alone and frightened through the city until she meets a girl she had gone to school with. This is a dancer who had once been a girlfriend of the first dancer. Since then she has become a lesbian, and she invites the widow for dinner and drinks. She nearly succeeds in seducing the widow.The widow escapes to the street, now gay with Midsummer Eve celebrants. She finally drowns herself by the docks. On the train the wife continues to annoy her husband now trying to wake him as he sleeps. He hits her with a bottle, believing he has killed her. In the morning he finds it was only a dream. No matter how terrible life is for them, he sys, it is better to be together than alone.

Title Three Strange Loves

Original title Törst

Director Ingmar Bergman

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Eva Henning, Birger Malmsten, Birgit Tengroth, Hasse Ekman

Production company SF

Release 1949 Oct, 17

Duration 84 min

Genre: Drama






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