Secrets of Women (Kvinnors Väntan) (Waiting Women)
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Secrets of Women (Kvinnors Väntan) (Waiting Women)
In this multi-faceted Ingmar Bergman film, rich in dramatic and comic elements, three wives pass time in a summer house, awaiting the returns of their husbands, by entertaining each other with recollections of past marital traumas. In the first recollection, the sexually unfulfilled Rakel (Anita Bjork) shares a bathhouse, and more, with a former lover, Kaj (Jarl Kulle). When her emotionally withdrawn husband (Karl-Arne Holmsten), an antiques collector, returns and discovers the incident, he retreats to a garden hut and vows to kill himself. But he is dissuaded from self-destruction by his… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The bounty of Bergman's many superb female performances notwithstanding, it's a shame he never worked with Nilsson again."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"This mostly light-hearted comedy was written by Bergman during what he considered a dark time in his life -- which seems strange, considering how much fun the film is."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The whole thing concludes with an ingenuous and typical Bergman paradox."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"The drama takes precedence over comedy but the wry tone makes this one of the smoothest and most accessible films from the early stages of Bergman's career."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"More wistful than brooding."
‑ Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
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