I, a Woman
Cast & Crew
Siv, a restless young nurse, revolts against her fanatically religious parents and her unworldly fiancé and allows herself to be seduced by one of the patients in the hospital where she is employed. The patient, known as a ladies' man, nevertheless falls in love with Siv and offers to divorce his wife, but Siv rejects any deeper involvement and moves to a larger city where she can enjoy greater sexual freedom. While working at another hospital, she has an affair with a sailor, Lars, but she stops seeing him when he, too, becomes enamored of her and proposes marriage. A third romantic entanglement, this time with a surgeon, ends in a similar fashion, and Siv concludes that she will never commit herself to any one man. Eventually, however, she meets her counterpart, an aggressive stranger as promiscuous as herself; and he violently makes love to her. Inexplicably drawn to the man, Siv asks to see him again, but he refuses a second meeting, maintaining that she would soon be pursuing marriage. Struck by the irony of the situation, Siv bursts into laughter.
Released in Denmark and Sweden in 1965; running time: 105 min. Produced in Denmark under the title Jeg-en kvinde. Swedish title: Jag-en kvinna. Editor Edith Nisted Nielsen is also credited as Edith Nisted.