Kris (Crisis)
Kris (Crisis) (1946)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 25, 1946
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Don't just take our word for it. 'A bona fide fiasco,' was Bergman's own assessment of his directorial debut.

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Crude by the director's later standards but still an interesting melodrama into which he poured many of his early ideas.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Thanks to four great performances, Crisis largely works, despite its uneven screenplay.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Bookended with unnecessary off screen narrative descriptions of the idyllic village, Crisis unfolds as a simplistic morality play with one dimensional cardboard cutout characters.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This seems to be a film best suited for Bergman completists.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
bergmans writing makes interesting a film that had an otherwise simple plot. a film about mothers and daughters and the loss of innocence, which also compares… More
Walter M.
In "Crisis," Ingeborg(Dagny Lind), a piano teacher in a small town who suffers from poor health and finances, has raised Nelly(Inga Landgre), now 18,… More
William Dunmyer
What a thrill to finally see Ingmar Bergman's directorial debut, "Crisis." Why did it take me so many years to track it down? Bergman is… More
Chris Browning
Ingmar Bergman's first film as Director explores many of his trademarks that would appear and define his latter works. While not a masterpiece like many of… More
Cassandra Maples
Bergman's adaptation of Leck Fischer's play behaves like a stage play that has been slightly adapted for the screen. It is essentially a chamber… More