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Genre: thriller
Synopsis

This is the film Bergman never wanted you to see: a post-war thriller (!) about refugees and infiltrating spies from the fictitious „modern dictatorship” of Liquidatzia, an allegorical stand-in for the Soviet Union. Bergman detested the film, forced on him by his need for money, and did everything in his power to prevent it from being seen. Now, thanks to his family, a restored version is made available for a very limited number of screenings. Apart from the political plot and the demonic villain Atkä Natas (just read his name backwards!), the film stands out due to the co-starring real-life Estonian refugees, among them theatre stars Hanno Kompus, Edmar Kuus, Lensi Römmer and Marje Parikas, who all fled to Sweden in 1944. This was to be their only film roles in their new adopted country.

Director
Ingmar Bergman
Sat, 17.11.2018
6:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
021407
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 021407
Movie guests
Presenter Christo Burman
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: Sweden
Year: 1950
Duration: 84 minutes
Language: Swedish
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Producer: Helge Hagerman
Writer: Herbert Grevenius
DOP: Gunnar Fischer
Montage: Lennart Wallén
Composer: Erik Nordgren
Cast: Signe Hasso, Alf Kjellin, Ulf Palme
Production: Svensk Filmindustri
Synopsis

This is the film Bergman never wanted you to see: a post-war thriller (!) about refugees and infiltrating spies from the fictitious „modern dictatorship” of Liquidatzia, an allegorical stand-in for the Soviet Union. Bergman detested the film, forced on him by his need for money, and did everything in his power to prevent it from being seen. Now, thanks to his family, a restored version is made available for a very limited number of screenings. Apart from the political plot and the demonic villain Atkä Natas (just read his name backwards!), the film stands out due to the co-starring real-life Estonian refugees, among them theatre stars Hanno Kompus, Edmar Kuus, Lensi Römmer and Marje Parikas, who all fled to Sweden in 1944. This was to be their only film roles in their new adopted country.

Director
Ingmar Bergman