Loving Couples


1h 55m 1966
Loving Couples

Brief Synopsis

The past lives of three women are revealed as they await labor in a maternity ward.

Film Details

Also Known As
Älskande Par
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Sep 1966
Production Company
Sandrews
Distribution Company
Prominent Films
Country
Sweden
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Fröknarna von Pahlen by Agnes von Krusenstjerna (Stockholm, 1930--35).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

Synopsis

In 1915, three expectant mothers in a Stockholm hospital recall the moral and social changes that helped to shape their lives. Adèle, ever resentful of being patronized by the upper classes and bitter over the loss of a childhood lover, has married a servant of the wealthy Landborg family. Agda has always been gay and irresponsible; a child of the streets, she had her first sexual experience with a lecherous old man who lured her to his apartment with a box of sweets. After that she became a promiscuous model and petty thief. And Angela has always been sensitive and aristocratic; orphaned while still a youngster, she formed a strong attachment to her Aunt Petra and later had a lesbian encounter with one of her schoolteachers. All three women are present at a summer party given by the Landborgs: Adèle as a servant, Agda to pose for Stellan, a rising young artist, and Angela as a guest. Angela falls in love with and is impregnated by Thomas, a middle-aged archeologist and the former lover of her Aunt Petra. When he subsequently abandons her, Angela joins the movement against the "double standard" and decides to bear her illegitimate child. Agda seduces the young scion of the Landborg family, Bernhard, and when it becomes known that she is carrying his child, gladly agrees to a financial arrangement and marriage to the homosexual Stellan. The still sullen and love-starved Adèle conceives out of spite and anger. In the hospital, Adèle coldly accepts Dr. Lewin's announcement that her child has been stillborn; the indifferent Agda casually has her baby while flirting outrageously with the doctor; and Angela, the only one of the three who cherishes the thought of becoming a mother, gives birth after great pain and suffering.

Film Details

Also Known As
Älskande Par
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Sep 1966
Production Company
Sandrews
Distribution Company
Prominent Films
Country
Sweden
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Fröknarna von Pahlen by Agnes von Krusenstjerna (Stockholm, 1930--35).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

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Notes

Released in Sweden in December 1964 as Älskande Par; running time: 118 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1964

Released in United States 1964