Port of Call (Hamnstad)


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Film Info
Original Title:Hamnstad
Program:The Bergman Century
Release Year:1948
Runtime:97 min
Print Source:Janus Films
Director:Ingmar Bergman
Producer:Harald Molander
Cinematographer:Gunnar Fischer
Screenwriter:Ingmar Bergman
Editor:Oscar Rosander
Composer:Erland von Koch
Principal Cast:Nine-Christine Jönsson
Bengt Eklund
Mimi Nelson
Berta Hall


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.

Strongly influenced by the neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini, Port of Call is Bergman’s most naturalistic work. Shot on location in the port of Gothenburg, the film focuses on the relationship between Gösta, a sincere, easygoing seaman, and Berit, 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, the bonds between them are put to the test. With this confident and disciplined feature, his fifth, Bergman tackled moral and social issues head-on.

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