The pretentious critic Cornelius is writing a biography on a famous cellist and to do some research he goes to stay in his house for a few days. He doesn't manage to get an interview with the man, but by talking to all the women who live with him, he comes to learn a lot about the musician's private life none the less. Cornelius then decides to use this information and tries to blackmail the cellist into performing a composition that he, Cornelius, has written. Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
Ingmar Bergman's new comedy. Dazzling color.
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He never gives me a cello lesson. I abase myself. I lie in his bed begging for one. He just pinches my ear and whispers: "I have taught you the rudiments of cello playing: to open your legs." He's course! There he sleeps in his shameless nudity.