Hamnstad (Port of Call) (1948)
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as Berit Holm
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as Factory Foreman
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as Gertrud's father
as Mrs. Krona
as Engineer Vilander
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Critic Reviews for Hamnstad (Port of Call)
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.
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.
Rewarding, if sombre, slice of Swedish street life that demonstrates Bergman's trademark visual ingenuity and expert characterisation.
An early, minor work by Ingmar Bergman, interesting mainly in the general context of the great director's career.
Audience Reviews for Hamnstad (Port of Call)
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 gunnar, but the end lost focus a bit. overall a realist human drama worthy of viewing.
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 and dolly work throughout. In terms of story and acting though, this is rather ordinary stuff, despite some interesting ideas and philosophies about freedom. It seems the easy way to out to just classify this film as interesting but not up to the standard that Bergman would later set, however I cannot think of much else to say here. It certainly is not as thought-provoking and intense as some of his later films, and for those not interested in Bergman or clever camera movement, I could easily imagine this piece coming across as boring.
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