Rent A Ship Bound for India (1947)

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1h 31min
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Synopsis:
Bergman's third film depicts a powerful love triangle between an abusive sailor, his son and a chorus girl. The captain of a ship where he lives with his wife, hunchbacked son Johannes and small crew, Alexander Blom is a domineering tyrant, who secretly harbours dreams of escape. Upon receiving the news that he is losing his sight, Alexander recklessly invites his mistress to move aboard. In the midst of this tense environment, an illicit romance develops between Johannes and his father's lover, leading to a confrontation between father and son with tragic consequences.
Actors:
, , , , , , Lasse Krantz, , , , , , , , , , , Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Lorens Marmstedt
Writers:
Ingmar Bergman, Martin Söderhjelm
Aka:
Skepp till India land
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Collections:
21 Reasons to Love, 21 Reasons to Love... Ingmar Bergman, 21 Reasons to Love... Ingmar Bergman: Part 2
Countries:
Sweden
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/05/2012
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
Swedish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/06/2012
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
Swedish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (1) of A Ship Bound for India

Bit Creaky - A Ship Bound for India review by sb

Spoiler Alert
08/08/2022

Early and fairly creaky Bergman - Johannes (Malmsten) is a ships captain who returns to a small port after 7 years away.

He looks for Sally (Fridh) who was his girl back then and discovers she is lodging with some friends but is ill and seems to have had some kind of breakdown.

She doesn't want to see Johannes and this leads to a lenthy flashback when we see the younger man living on a salvage boat with his violent, drunken Father and long suffering Mother. He also has a crooked back which is a source of disgust to his Father.

After a drunken binge his Father brings home Sally who is a show girl and moves her in without explaining why - the younger couple fall in love and this leads to all the resentment coming to a head with a fist fight and his Father eventually tries to arrange a diving accident for his son.

He gets caught out and Johannes finally free sets sail to a new life.

The final act is him trying to reconcile with Sally after leaving her for all those years.

Its all fairly melodramatic but both leads are good so more one to tick off the list of his works really - 3/5

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