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Hamnstad (Port of Call)

Hamnstad (Port of Call) (1948)

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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 job, one Saturday night Gosta visits a dance hall and meets Berit (Nine-Christine Jonsson), a beautiful but troubled young woman. Berit has a history as a juvenile delinquent and has served time in a home for girls, where she met her close friend Gertrud (Mimi

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Art House & International, Drama

Mar 20, 2007

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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.

July 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out
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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.

July 23, 2013 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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Gritty dockside melodrama.

August 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Rewarding, if sombre, slice of Swedish street life that demonstrates Bergman's trademark visual ingenuity and expert characterisation.

July 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4
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An early, minor work by Ingmar Bergman, interesting mainly in the general context of the great director's career.

August 29, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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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.
March 3, 2012
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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.
December 13, 2009
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