18 year old Nelly (Inga Landgre) lives a quiet life in a small town with her foster mother. There, she makes a living giving piano lessons and letting a room to Ulf (Allan Bohlin), who is in love with her. Despite her financial problems, Nelly's foster mother manages to save enough money to buy a new dress to wear at a charity ball. However, when Nelly's real mother, Jenny (Marianne Löfgren), also buys a dress, Nelly wears this instead.
Attracted by the glamorous garment and the promise of a more exciting life, Nelly leaves the small town to join her mother in Stockholm. Once there, she soon discovers that there is a darker side to human nature that she never knew existed when she
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Film notes from critic Philip Strick
Original 'Persona' trailer
Original 'Autumn Sonata' trailer