Mote I Natten (1946)

Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Swedish actress Eva Dahlbeck was one busy lady in 1945-46, though not quite as busy as actor-writer-director Hasse Ekman. Somehow, Dahlbeck and Ekman found time to combine their talents in Mote I Natten. The title translates as Night Meeting, indicating that the film is "noir-ish" in nature. Unlike previous Swedish thrillers, which favored psychology over violence, Mote I Natten plays like an old-fashioned serial, with the protagonists placed in dire jeopardy more than once. Director Ekman seems determined to imitate the best (and occasionally the worst) of American movie melodramas, and he succeeds quite admirably.