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Gunnar Björnstrand

  • Nov 13, 1909 - May 26, 1986 (age 76)
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1986
Gunnar Björnstrand
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Gunnar Björnstrand

Gunnar Björnstrand passed away.
1982
Fanny and Alexander
MovieDec 17, 1982

Fanny and Alexander

As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander …
As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop (Jan Malmsjö). The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid Emilie, Fanny and Alexander.
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Avskedet
MovieApr 9, 1982

Avskedet

Avskedet is a 1982 drama film diredted by Tuija-Maija …
Avskedet is a 1982 drama film diredted by Tuija-Maija Niskanen.
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1979
Charlotte Löwensköld
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MovieOct 31, 1979

Charlotte Löwensköld

1830 Värmland, Sweden. Master Karl Arthur Ekenstedt comes …
1830 Värmland, Sweden. Master Karl Arthur Ekenstedt comes to aid the Minister at Crosss Church. He falls in love with Charlotte Löwensköld, housekeeper in the rectory. They get engaged. Charlotte is full of life, energetic and practical. Karl Arthur struggle with his faith and God.
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1978
Autumn Sonata
MovieOct 8, 1978

Autumn Sonata

After having neglected her children for many years, world …
After having neglected her children for many years, world famous pianist Charlotte visits her daughter Eva in her home. To her surprise she finds her other daughter, Helena, there as well. Helena is mentally disabled, and Eva has taken Helena out of the institution where their mother had placed her. The tension between Charlotte and Eva only builds up slowly, until a nightly conversation releases all the things they have wanted to tell each other.
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1977
Tabu
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MovieJan 28, 1977

Tabu

The film is investigating and trying to shed light on various …
The film is investigating and trying to shed light on various sexual identities and peculiarities outside the accepted sexual norms. The drama is presented by Sara (Lickå Sjöman), the film's female protagonist. "Tabu" is probably regarded as quite unique feature film, even by Swedish standards. It is a detailed depict of sexual minorities. The film tells the story of the sexual reformer Kristoffer (Kjell Bergqvist) and his protégé's.
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1976
Face to Face
MovieApr 5, 1976

Face to Face

A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist …
A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness. Dr. Jenny Isaksson is a psychiatrist married to another psychiatrist; both are successful in their jobs but slowly, agonizingly, she succumbs to a breakdown. Jenny is haunted by images and emotions from her past and eventually cannot function, either as a wife, a doctor or as an individual.
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1974
Gustav III
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MovieApr 8, 1974

Gustav III

Based on play by famous swedish author/playwright August …
Based on play by famous swedish author/playwright August Strindberg adapted for swedish TV in 70's. It's about the real life assassination on swedish king Gustav III who was killed by a ...
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1973
Pistol
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MovieOct 23, 1973

Pistol

This idiosyncratic mix of drama and black humor is about an …
This idiosyncratic mix of drama and black humor is about an aristocratic old lady, used to an out-dated, formal lifestyle in her family mansion, who finds herself at odds with the hippies on the streets, some of whom trespass onto her property for a bit of sexual promiscuity. She invites a doctor friend for dinner, and casually turns the discussion to the topic of suicide. the doctor suggests some methods, including a gun shot, which he find has some kind of 'dignity' to it. So the old lady breaks out a gun from her familial belongings, but the ancient weapon no longer works. She tries getting it fixed at an antiques shop, but things take a pleasant turn when she finds herself getting friendly with the proprietor. however, just as the suicidal thoughts are receding from her head, events take a turn once again.
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1972
Spöksonaten
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MovieOct 30, 1972

Spöksonaten

Spöksonaten released.
1969
Blow Hot, Blow Cold
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MovieAug 29, 1969

Blow Hot, Blow Cold

Gunnar Lindmark is a professor of psychology, while his wife …
Gunnar Lindmark is a professor of psychology, while his wife Meret find here a reminiscent of an old extramarital love, ceased because of her lover's death. This crisis triggers jealousy of the professor who kills the Italian guy.
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The Rite
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MovieMar 25, 1969

The Rite

A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, …
A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships...
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1968
Pappa varför är du arg? Du gjorde likadant själv när du var ung
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MovieOct 28, 1968

Pappa varför är du arg? Du gjorde likada…

The Swedish army is too …
The Swedish army is too expensive. The cost has to be reduced by downsizing. The army chiefs begins to recreated the country's defense system.
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Shame
MovieSep 29, 1968

Shame

During civil war, two musicians retreat to a rural island to …
During civil war, two musicians retreat to a rural island to farm. They are apolitical; a neighbor sometimes gives them a fish; wine is a luxury. They love each other, but there are problems: the war upsets Jan, he is weepy, too sensitive; Eva wants children, he does not. The war suddenly arrives: rebels attack, neighbors die. When the other side restores order, Jan and Eva are arrested as collaborators. After frightening and roughing them up, the local colonel releases them; then he begins appearing at their farmhouse: to talk or to pursue Eva? He gives her money. The rebels return; chaos ensues. Jan becomes violent and murderous; they flee. Can they escape? If so, to what?
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The Girls
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MovieSep 16, 1968

The Girls

Three actresses prepare to go on the road in a theater …
Three actresses prepare to go on the road in a theater production of Lysistrata, Aristophanes' classic comic play about women and war. As they re-assess and deal with the problems in their respective private lives, they recognize the parallels with the play and begin to realize that it is serious - even tragic - after all.
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1967
Stimulantia
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MovieMar 28, 1967

Stimulantia

A Swedish film in eight episodes by directors Ingmar Bergman, …
A Swedish film in eight episodes by directors Ingmar Bergman, Vilgot Sjöman, Lars Görling, Hans Alfredson, Tage Danielsson, Hans Abramson, Jörn Donner, Arne Arnbom, Gustaf Molander.
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Hagbard and Signe
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MovieJan 16, 1967

Hagbard and Signe

The story, based on an ancient legend, concerns Hagbard …
The story, based on an ancient legend, concerns Hagbard (Oleg Vidov), the son of a slain Norse king. Seeking revenge against the rival clan responsible for the killing, Hagbard calms down long enough to establish a truce. He also falls in love with Signe (Gitte Haenning), daughter of his onetime enemy. Signe's former beau, sizzling with jealousy, breaks the truce and makes it appear that Hagbard was responsible. The young prince escapes, but returns disguised as a woman to his beloved Signe.
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1966
Here Is Your Life
MovieDec 26, 1966

Here Is Your Life

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning …
Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Eyvind Johnson, Here's Your Life tells the story of a working-class boy coming of age in rural Sweden during the first World War. Director Jan Troell's striking visual style is on display, as are cameos from some of Swedish cinema's biggest stars.
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Persona
MovieAug 31, 1966

Persona

A nurse at a psychiatric hospital, Alma, is given a new patient. …
A nurse at a psychiatric hospital, Alma, is given a new patient. Elisabet Vogler is a famous actress but has suddenly become apathetic, lethargic, mute and prone to fits of laughter at arbitrary, innocuous things. Alma does her best to engage Elisabet and get her to talk but the more Alma opens up to Elisabet, the more she empathises with her and becomes like her.
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My Sister, My Love
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MovieFeb 28, 1966

My Sister, My Love

Sweden in 1782. A young nobleman, named Jacob …
Sweden in 1782. A young nobleman, named Jacob (Per Oscarsson) returns from France to his home and cherished sister Charlotte (Bibi Andersson) who is engaged to Baron Alsameden (Jarl Kulle). The siblings close relationship becomes incestuous and with fear that the disclosure of Charlotte's pregnancy will make society view them as libertines, the lovers ultimately choose to part, Jacob decides to leave the country and Charlotte if left to marry the Baron.
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1965
Sissan
MovieMar 8, 1965

Sissan

Sissan released.
1964
Loving Couples
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MovieDec 21, 1964

Loving Couples

Stockholm, 1915. Three women, Agda, Adele and Angela are …
Stockholm, 1915. Three women, Agda, Adele and Angela are about to give birth in a clinic. All three recall their past, especially the circumstances that led them to this hospital room. Agda, a housemaid made pregnant by a young middle-class man, has just married a homosexual artist. Adele, married to a farmer, suffers from frigidity, and is expecting a baby which is practically the product of a rape by her husband. As for Angela, a young woman from aristocratic background, she is waiting to give life to an illegitimate child after throwing herself into the arms of fifty-year-old Casanova. In these conditions will the three children to be born be happy?
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1963
Winter Light
MovieFeb 9, 1963

Winter Light

On a cold winter's Sunday, the pastor of a small rural church …
On a cold winter's Sunday, the pastor of a small rural church (Tomas Ericsson) performs service for a tiny congregation; though he is suffering from a cold and a severe crisis of faith. After the service, he attempts to console a fisherman (Jonas Persson) who is tormented by anxiety, but Tomas can only speak about his own troubled relationship with God. A school teacher (Maerta Lundberg) offers Tomas her love as consolation for his loss of faith. But Tomas resists her love as desperately as she offers it to him. This is the second in Bergman's trilogy of films dealing with man's relationship with God.
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1961
The Pleasure Garden
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MovieDec 26, 1961

The Pleasure Garden

A small picturesque town at the turn of the century. The …
A small picturesque town at the turn of the century. The conservative moral of the townspeople is shaken when they find out that the school teacher Franzén published his own poetry anonymously many years ago. At the same time he acknowledges his love affair with a waitress at the city hotel, Fanny. What is most upsetting is the fact that Fanny has a grownup daughter, Anna, with no known father. Could their poet teacher be the father although he and Fanny are not married?
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Through a Glass Darkly
MovieOct 16, 1961

Through a Glass Darkly

On an island, Karin, a …
On an island, Karin, a recently released mentally sick young woman, is spending her vacation with her husband Martin, a doctor, her father David, a writer just back from Switzerland, and her younger brother Fredrick (Minus). Karin is suffering from hallucinations and hysteria. She thinks she is visited by God.
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1960
The Devil's Eye
MovieOct 17, 1960

The Devil's Eye

The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a …
The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends Don Juan up from hell to seduce the 20 year old Britt-Marie and to rob her of her virginity and her belief in love. She however can resist him and things get even turned around when Don Juan falls in love with her. The fact that he feels love for the first time now, makes him even less attractive to her and Don Juan returns to hell.
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1959
Himmel och pannkaka
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MovieNov 2, 1959

Himmel och pannkaka

Since Sjunde himlen (1956) Dr. Lovisa Sundelius (Sickan …
Since Sjunde himlen (1956) Dr. Lovisa Sundelius (Sickan Carlsson) and radio host Villy Lorens (Hasse Ekman) have married, but when Villy becomes a TV host with cutie Suss (Lena Granhagen) by his side, things start to fall apart.
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Swinging at the Castle
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MovieMar 9, 1959

Swinging at the Castle

Svante and Inga are …
Svante and Inga are engaged to be married and there doesn't seem to be very much stopping them: The only things are that Svante has some difficulty in selling his apartment (because the ...
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1958
The Magician
MovieDec 26, 1958

The Magician

Ansiktet (Swedish: "The Face") is a 1958 Swedish film written …
Ansiktet (Swedish: "The Face") is a 1958 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. The original United Kingdom title was The Face. The film stars Max von Sydow as a traveling magician named Albert Vogler. Reading reports of a variety of supernatural disturbances at Vogler's prior performances abroad, the leading townspeople request that Vogler's troupe provide them with a performance of their act, before allowing them before public audiences. The scientifically minded disbelievers try to expose them as charlatans, but Vogler has a few tricks up his sleeve.
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Miss April
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MovieNov 3, 1958

Miss April

The banker Marcus falls in love with the young ballet-dancer …
The banker Marcus falls in love with the young ballet-dancer Maj who works at the opera. To meet her he takes a job there but Maj is in love with Osvald Berg, the big star of the opera. To ...
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1957
Wild Strawberries
MovieDec 26, 1957

Wild Strawberries

Dr. Isak Borg, now 78 years old, is traveling by car to Lund to …
Dr. Isak Borg, now 78 years old, is traveling by car to Lund to receive an honorary degree at Lund cathedral. He's traveling with his daughter-in-law Marianne, who is married to his son Evald. Isak now lives a lonely life which, by his own admission, is partly his own fault having consciously withdrawn from most social interaction. Along the way he stops at his family's summer home where he spent time during the first 20 years of his life. It's the place where the wild strawberries grow and he recalls his beautiful cousin Sara to whom he was secretly engaged until his brother Sigfrid snatches her away. They give a ride to several people along the way including a girl - also named Sara - and her two friends along with a married couple who almost ran them off the road. Borg's reminiscences and disturbing dreams add to his melancholy as he questions some of the decisions he has made in his life.
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Summer Place Wanted
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MovieDec 21, 1957

Summer Place Wanted

Married couple have romantic interludes in the summer, …
Married couple have romantic interludes in the summer, she at their summer cottage, him in the apartment in town.
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The Seventh Seal
MovieFeb 16, 1957

The Seventh Seal

Returning home from the Crusades, Swedish knight …
Returning home from the Crusades, Swedish knight Antonius Block and his squire Jöns find the land ravaged by the plague. Block finds that people everywhere are living in fear believing it is God's punishment and that the end has come. Block has lost his faith and is looking for answers so when Death comes for him the knight challenges him to a game of chess. The countryside is bleak and many search for answers though none seem to be found. Block makes it to his home and believes he has the upper hand - but Death will have his way.
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Best Foreign Actor
Nomination1957

Best Foreign Actor

Nominated for "Smiles of a Summer Night".
BAFTA Award
1956
Seventh Heaven
MovieJun 11, 1956

Seventh Heaven

Radio star Willy Lorens need from recover from exhaustion and …
Radio star Willy Lorens need from recover from exhaustion and go on a bus trip to Italy. Also on the trip is one of his most outspoken critics, doctor Lovisa Sundelius.
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1955
Smiles of a Summer Night
MovieDec 26, 1955

Smiles of a Summer Night

In a story of mismatched …
In a story of mismatched couples. middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman is married to the lovely 19 year-old Anne. The marriage has never been consummated however with Fredrik thinking she is still too young to truly enjoy marital life. Fredrik's feelings for a former lover, the actress Desiree Armfeldt, are rekindled however but he finds himself having to deal with Count Carl Magnus Malcolm, a predatory male who thinks he can conquer all women. When Desiree hosts a weekend party at her mother's estate she invites both of her admirers and their wives. Add Fredrik's son and his flirty maid to the mix and it's clear many lives will be changed.
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Dreams
MovieAug 22, 1955

Dreams

In Stockholm, the fashion photographer Susanne Frank …
In Stockholm, the fashion photographer Susanne Frank misses her married lover Henrik Lobelius that lives in Gothenburg with his wife and children, and the naive twenty years old model Doris has a troubled relationship with her boy friend Palle Palt. Susanne schedules a session of photo shoots in Gothenburg with Doris, and once there, she calls Henrik for an encounter. Meanwhile, Doris meets an elegant middle age gentleman on the street, the Consul Otto Sönderby, who buys expensive gifts for her: a dress, a pair of Italian gloves and valuable pearl necklace. They spend the afternoon together in an amusement park and later they go to Otto's mansion, where they are interrupted by his wicked daughter Marianne. Susanne has a love affair with Henrik in her room, but they are interrupted by his cynical wife. The incidents in these encounters affect their perspective of love.
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1954
Gabrielle
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MovieDec 26, 1954

Gabrielle

While Bertil Lindström works at the Swedish embassy in Paris, …
While Bertil Lindström works at the Swedish embassy in Paris, his wife Gabrielle spends the summer alone in Sweden. After a phone call to her, he starts to think of all the things she can ...
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A Lesson in Love
MovieOct 4, 1954

A Lesson in Love

After 15 years of marriage, David and Marianne have grown …
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. When she travels to Copenhagen to meet Carl-Adam, David takes the same train as she does, making it look coincidental. Spending time together remembering their past and talking about their future, they come to understand each other again, which leads to a reconciliation.
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1953
Glasberget
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MovieDec 26, 1953

Glasberget

The successful glass artist Stellan Sylvester ends up in the …
The successful glass artist Stellan Sylvester ends up in the hospital after a car accident. He looks back at his life and finds it empty and meaningless. He falls in love with the nurse ...
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Sawdust and Tinsel
MovieSep 14, 1953

Sawdust and Tinsel

On a gray morning, a circus caravan arrives in the town …
On a gray morning, a circus caravan arrives in the town where Albert the ringmaster's family lives. He hasn't seen them for three years and has taken a mistress, the young and buxom Anne. Albert calls on his wife; Anne, jealous and wanting out, visits a theatrical troupe and lets an actor, Frans, seduce her in exchange for a necklace he says is valuable. Anne finds out it's worthless at about the same time Albert's wife declines to let him live with the family. Albert and Anne are stuck with the circus and each other; there's a show tonight, Frans will be there smirking and sardonic, the bear is mangy, the clown is as sour as they come, and suicide offers an exit.
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Veronica Björnstrand
ChildMay 1953

Veronica Björnstrand

Veronica Björnstrand was born on May 15, 1953 in Stockholm, …
Veronica Björnstrand was born on May 15, 1953 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Lilli Isabella Veronica Björnstrand. She is an actress, known for Femte generationen (1986), Blåbärskriget (2007) and Skilda världar (1996).
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1952
Secrets of Women
MovieNov 3, 1952

Secrets of Women

Rakel, Marta, Karin and Annette are married to four brothers. …
Rakel, Marta, Karin and Annette are married to four brothers. While waiting in a summer cottage for their husbands to come home, they tell each other stories about their marriages. Rakel tells about the time she had an affair and confronted her husband with it. Marta's story is about how she at first refused to marry and had her child by herself. Karin tells about what happened when one time she and her husband got stuck in an elevator together. While the women tell their stories, Marta's younger sister Maj is planning to elope.
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1950
The White Cat
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MovieDec 26, 1950

The White Cat

A man comes to Stockholm's central station. He does not …
A man comes to Stockholm's central station. He does not know who he is or where he has been. He has some keys and a phone number. Perhaps he is the escaped sex maniac the police are ...
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Kvartetten som sprängdes
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MovieDec 26, 1950

Kvartetten som sprängdes

A small Swedish town just …
A small Swedish town just after WW1. An accountant and his two journalist friends have entered the stock market. The result is not as good as expected.
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1949
Stefan Björnstrand
Child1949

Stefan Björnstrand

Stefan Björnstrand born.
1948
Soldat Bom
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MovieDec 15, 1948

Soldat Bom

The station-master Fabian Bom is a very meticulous person, and …
The station-master Fabian Bom is a very meticulous person, and he makes sure that the train leaves exactly - on the second. To him, nothing could be more important than duty, efficiency and...
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Var sin väg
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MovieFeb 16, 1948

Var sin väg

A drama about a doctor and his wife. She used to be an …
A drama about a doctor and his wife. She used to be an actress, but became a housewife when she married. When she resumes her acting career the marriage crashes.
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Music in Darkness
MovieJan 17, 1948

Music in Darkness

In Sweden, the upper-class pianist Bengt Vyldeke suffers an …
In Sweden, the upper-class pianist Bengt Vyldeke suffers an accident in the military drill and becomes blind. He returns to the house of his aunt Beatrice Schröder and is initially supported by his sister Agneta since his fiancée Blanche has called off their engagement and his friends have abandoned him. When Agneta goes to the university, the young servant Ingrid helps Bengt in his daily life and falls in love with him. But she overhears a conversation between Bengt and Beatrice when his master belittles her calling Ingrid of "little maid". Bengt travels to play piano in the restaurant of a cunning manager and finds humiliation and loneliness. Years later he meets Ingrid, who has studied and is near to graduate and he falls in love with her. But Ingrid has a boyfriend Ebbe (Bengt Eklund), strong and handsome, and Bengt has to fight with his inferiority complex first to win the love of Ingrid.
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1947
Gabrielle Björnstrand
ChildAugust 1947

Gabrielle Björnstrand

Gabrielle Björnstrand is a …
Gabrielle Björnstrand is a cultural journalist, writer and translator.
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1946
It Rains on Our Love
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MovieNov 9, 1946

It Rains on Our Love

Maggi meets David after having missed her train, and they …
Maggi meets David after having missed her train, and they spend the night together. Penniless, the young lovers break into a summer cottage. The owner, Håkansson, offers to rent it to them, but he has an ulterior motive. By living together, they have to face their pasts and deal with the meddling neighbors and authorities.
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Kristin kommenderar
MovieSep 3, 1946

Kristin kommenderar

Translator Vilhelm and his young wife have a child, as well as …
Translator Vilhelm and his young wife have a child, as well as a grumpy house maid who doesn't hesitate to give her opinion on how they behave as parents. In secret Kristin arranges a ...
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1945
I som här inträden...
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MovieNov 2, 1945

I som här inträden...

A drama about revenge, lies …
A drama about revenge, lies and destruction. Tomas Eckert, a civil servant, is subjected to a violated woman's revenge. It happens to be his boss's wife, Märta Palm. Tomas is accused of having abused Mrs.Palm. She also reveals that Tomas's wife is morphine addict. He collapses and is forced to accept early retirement, diagnosed "epilepsy with mental changes".
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1943
Night in the Harbor
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MovieSep 27, 1943

Night in the Harbor

Early 1940s, during WW2, pitch black waters except for a …
Early 1940s, during WW2, pitch black waters except for a moon-shadow over the waves. Surrounded by minefields and the fog slips in the sweeping headlights of the cargo ship S/S Rune. But ...
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1941
Kristina Björnstrand
Child1941

Kristina Björnstrand

Kristina Björnstrand born.
1935
Lillie Björnstrand
MarriageNovember 1935

Lillie Björnstrand

Lillie Björnstrand was born on November 2, 1913 in Högsjö, …
Lillie Björnstrand was born on November 2, 1913 in Högsjö, Sweden as Lilly Margareta Lundahl. She was an actress, known for Panik (1939). She was married to Gunnar Björnstrand. She died on March 23, 1998 in Nacka, Stockholms län, Sweden.
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1909
Gunnar Björnstrand
BirthNovember 1909

Gunnar Björnstrand

Gunnar Björnstrand was born.
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