A Ship Bound for India

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A Ship Bound for India (Swedish: Skepp till Indialand) is a 1947 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. It was originally released as A Ship to India in the United Kingdom and Frustration in the United States. The screenplay was written by Bergman, based on the play by Martin Söderhjelm.[1]

A Ship Bound for India
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Directed byIngmar Bergman
Screenplay byIngmar Bergman
Based onSkepp till India land
by Martin Söderhjelm
Produced byLorens Marmstedt
CinematographyGöran Strindberg
Edited byTage Holmberg
Music byErland von Koch
Distributed byNordisk Tonefilm
Release date
22 September 1947
Running time
98 minutes

The film is about the relationships within a family, a subject with which Bergman often dealt in later films, and uses other common devices of Bergman such as the hard father figure.

Birger Malmsten, who plays the lead character Johannes, went on to feature in several later Bergman films.

The film was entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


The film tells the story of the past of the character Johannes, and his relationships with his cruel father, his mother, and his father's mistress with whom Johannes falls in love.




  1. ^ Vermilye, Jerry (2002). Ingmar Bergman: His Life and Films. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. pp. 56–57. ISBN 0786429593.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: A Ship to India". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-05.

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