Friday, July 7, 2017

A Doll's House (1973)

Tomorrow Entertainment
Directed by Joseph Losey
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Jane Fonda plays Nora, the wife of a wealthy banker in 19th century Norway. She harbors a secret from their past: accepting a private loan from a friend to get them through her husband's illness. She is repaying the loan in secret to a man whom her husband fires at the bank. Nora is then blackmailed, eventually leading to the exposure of her secret to her husband. At first horrified, he relents when the blackmailer turns over the evidence for no reason. Nora, however, has a different reaction. Ibsen's one-room play is opened up for the cinema, and the snowy Norwegian small town atmosphere is pleasing. Fonda, however, is the problem. Her portrayal of Nora is aloof and unconvincing. The rest of the cast is fine, but cannot compensate for Fonda.

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