Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Swedish filmmaker Hasse Ekman thrived on wearing several different production hats while working on his films, and Medan Porten Varstangd (While the Doors Were Closed) is no exception. In addition to producing, directing and writing the film, Ekman also essayed the leading role. Per the title, the story tells the audience just what happens when the doors of a sizeable family home are closed to the outside world. Naturally, the residents behave in a radically different manner than they do in public, none more different than ingenue Inga Lange. A big hit in Sweden, Medan Porten Var Stangd fared less well outside of its target audience.