Ingmar Bergman

Port of Call

Port of Call

Strongly influenced by the neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini, Port of Call is Ingmar Bergman’s most naturalistic work. Shot on location in the port of Göteborg by Gunnar Fischer (who would become one of the director’s key collaborators), the film focuses on the tentative relationship between Gösta (Bengt Eklund), a sincere, easygoing seaman, and Berit (Nine‑Christine Jönsson), a suicidal young woman from a broken home. As Berit reveals more about her troubled past, and the couple confront many harsh realities in the present, a meaningful bond begins to form between them. With this confident and disciplined feature, his fifth, Bergman tackled moral and social issues head-on.

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Port of Call
Cast
Nine-Christine Jönsson
Berit
Bengt Eklund
Gösta
Mimi Nelson
Gertrud
Berta Hall
Berit's mother
Birgitta Valberg
Miss Vilander
Sif Rudd
Mrs. Krona
Britta Billsten
Prostitute
Credits
Director
Ingmar Bergman
Producer
Harald Molander
Screenplay
Ingmar Bergman
Based on a story by
Olle Lansberg
Cinematography
Gunnar Fischer
Editing
Oscar Rosander
Set designer
Nils Svenwall
Music
Erland von Koch

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Ingmar Bergman

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Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman

The Swedish auteur began his artistic career in the theater but eventually navigated toward film—"the great adventure," as he called it—initially as a screenwriter and then as a director. Simply put, in the fifties and sixties, the name Ingmar Bergman was synonymous with European art cinema. Yet his incredible run of successes in that era—including The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and The Virgin Spring, haunting black-and-white elegies on the nature of God and death—merely paved the way for a long and continuously dazzling career that would take him from the daring “Silence of God” trilogy (Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence) to the existential terrors of Cries and Whispers to the family epic Fanny and Alexander, with which he “retired” from the cinema. Bergman died in July 2007, leaving behind one of the richest bodies of work in the history of cinema.