Hugs and Kisses


1h 33m 1968

Brief Synopsis

When a struggling writer comes to stay with his wealthy friend, the latter's wife begins to fall for him, prompting an uneasy triangle.

Film Details

Also Known As
Puss och kram
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 18 Aug 1968
Production Company
Sandrews
Distribution Company
Avco Embassy Pictures Corp.
Country
Sweden

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

John, a would-be author, is evicted by his girl friend and invited home by his old school friend Max, a successful haberdasher, on condition that he take over the domestic chores in exchange for his lodging. Though Max's wife, Eva, a fashion model, initially resents the intrusion, she finds that John's eccentric presence gives a welcome lift to her sterile marriage. Gradually, Eva becomes bored with her conventional husband and grows to resent the fun the two men share without her. Aware that he is causing problems in the household, John packs to leave, but Eva begs him to stay. Shortly thereafter, John brings home Hickan, a shrill typing instructor, so that he can have a woman of his own, and they begin to take over the apartment. Max and Eva decide that they must get rid of Hickan before John becomes too independent, and Max arranges for Eva to feign making love to John. Hickan returns home from a movie, sees Eva and John embracing, and promptly leaves, exactly as Max had planned. However, Eva resents Max's indifference and senses more warmth in John. Ignoring Eva's plea to send John packing, Max returns home a few nights later to discover them making love in earnest. Resignedly, he puts on John's old undershirt and retires into the guest room.

Film Details

Also Known As
Puss och kram
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 18 Aug 1968
Production Company
Sandrews
Distribution Company
Avco Embassy Pictures Corp.
Country
Sweden

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Released in Sweden in 1967 as Puss och kram.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1966

Released in United States 1967

Released in United States September 23, 1967

Shown at 11th London Film Festival 1967.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 23, 1967.

Shown at Pesaro Festival 1967.

Debut film for director Cornell.

Released in United States 1966

Released in United States 1967 (Shown at 11th London Film Festival 1967.)

Released in United States 1967 (Shown at Pesaro Festival 1967.)

Released in United States September 23, 1967 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 23, 1967.)