Passed | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.
At the end, Melvyn Douglas's character affirms his feelings by saying, "Here I stand. I can do no other." He is quoting Martin Luther's statement to the Diet of Worms at his trial for heresy in 1521. This is particularly appropriate because the movie is set in Sweden, and Swedes are Lutherans.
That's a fine trick. You know the prisoner's afraid of fire.
When Anna first discusses the potential murder of the child, she alternately has her arms crossed in front of her chest, and outstretched holding a cigarette.
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