Hamnstad (Port of Call)
Hamnstad (Port of Call) (1948)

In this early feature from Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman, Gosta (Bengt Eklund) is a sailor with the merchant marine who has decided to take some time off from sailing after eight years at sea. Working the docks until he can find a better… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It's no less schematic than it sounds, but solid performances and straightforward handling make Bergman's fourth feature the most fully achieved, though hardly most characteristic, of his fledgling film career to that point.

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Jon Fortgang
Film4

Rewarding, if sombre, slice of Swedish street life that demonstrates Bergman's trademark visual ingenuity and expert characterisation.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

It's a bleak world of hard-faced dock workers and stringy authority figures, where adults are no longer interested in romance or books and even a night out at the movies is just a prelude to a street brawl.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An early, minor work by Ingmar Bergman, interesting mainly in the general context of the great director's career.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Gritty dockside melodrama.

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danny d
this was really 3/4 of a great film. i was interested in the characters and the visuals were great as this was the first collaboration between bergman and… More
Cassandra Maples
An early film from Ingmar Bergman, it is just as interesting on a visual scope as his films usually are, with the docklands filmed well and good use of panning… More
Chris Browning
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