Kris (Crisis)
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Ingmar Bergman made his directorial debut with this 1946 drama which found a number of his key themes already in place. Ingeborg (Dagny Lind) is a middle-aged woman living in a small Swedish community where she supports herself giving piano lessons and running a boarding house. Ingeborg has devoted much of her life to looking after Nelly (Inga Landgre), a teenage girl who was abandoned by her mother Jenny (Marianne Lofgren) when she was a baby. Ingeborg deeply loves Nelly and think of her as her daughter, and she's distraught when Jenny appears and announces she intends to reclaim Nelly… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Don't just take our word for it. 'A bona fide fiasco,' was Bergman's own assessment of his directorial debut."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Crude by the director's later standards but still an interesting melodrama into which he poured many of his early ideas."
‑ , Film4
"Thanks to four great performances, Crisis largely works, despite its uneven screenplay."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Bookended with unnecessary off screen narrative descriptions of the idyllic village, Crisis unfolds as a simplistic morality play with one dimensional cardboard cutout characters."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"This seems to be a film best suited for Bergman completists."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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