Alpenbaringen (1979)

Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - Norway  |  
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

Her children are grown, and her husband doesn't need her for much of anything. The housewife in this story is on a quest to discover some kind of life for herself. Following a suggestion by her husband, she goes on a vacation by herself and gets some new ideas from some women's liberation types. Returning home prematurely, she catches her husband in bed with his secretary and freaks out. However, there's not much comfort to be had in visiting her parents: she only sees the kind of bleak future that is in store for her. Still, she gamely tries to "party down," but she's not a party animal. When this, too, turns out badly, she is somewhat relieved to be rescued by her husband, even though he thinks that he can make everything all right again by going to bed with her.



extramarital-affair, homemaker, marital-problems, rescue, secretary, vacation, women's-issues