Monday, September 19, 2016

The Doll (1962)

Film AB Corona (Sweden)
Directed by Arne Mattsson
My rating: 3 stars out of 4

Night watchman Per Oscarsson steals a mannequin from a department store and takes it back to his small boardinghouse room. He dotes on it, sleeps with it and talks to it, all in an effort to relieve his overpowering loneliness. Soon, he imagines that it comes to life. At first she is devoted totally to him but over time starts to make demands. His talking while supposedly alone gets the attention of others in the house. Virtuoso performance by Oscarsson overcomes unusual subject matter. Gio Petre is convincing as the living doll.

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