• Sweden
  • 1948
  • 97 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
  •  

In Ingmar Bergman’s Port of Call, Berit, a suicidal young woman living in a working-class port town, unexpectedly falls for Gösta, a sailor on leave. Haunted by a troubled past and held in a vice grip by her domineering mother, Berit begins to hope that her relationship with Gösta might save her from self-destruction.

Cast

BeritNine-Christine Jönsson
GöstaBengt Eklund
GertrudMimi Nelson
Berit's motherBerta Hall
Miss VilanderBirgitta Valberg
Mrs. KronaSif Rudd
ProstituteBritta Billsten

Credits

DirectorIngmar Bergman
ProducerHarald Molander
ScreenplayIngmar Bergman
Based on a story byOlle Lansberg
CinematographyGunnar Fischer
EditingOscar Rosander
Set designerNils Svenwall
MusicErland von Koch

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