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F-0145

Title:

Viskningar och rop
Cries and Whispers
(USA)

Category:

S

Produced:

1972

Country:

Sweden

Released:

Mar 1973 (film, Sweden); Jun 2000 (VHS); Jun 2001 (DVD); Oc 2006 (10-DVD)

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Writer:

Ingmar Bergman

Actors:

Harriet Andersson (Agnes); Kari Sylwan (Anna); Ingrid Thulin (Karin); Liv Ullmann (Maria, and her mother); Anders Ek (Isak, the priest); Inga Gill (Story teller); Erland Josephson (David, the doctor); Henning Moritzen (Joakim, Maria's husband); Georg Årlin (Fredrik, Karin's husband)

Description:

A family drama takes place in a mansion in the late 1800's. Karin and Maria watch over their sister Agnes' sickbed together with the servant Anna. Through flashbacks the lives of both sisters are described, which are full of lies, deceit, callousness, self despise, guilt and forbidden love. Agnes' dramatic death cramp arouses only aversion in them. They both retreat in their own way from her when she grasps for their hands. Written by Fredrik Klasson (Fredrik Klasson)

Ingmar Bergman's great 1972 film is about the elemental things: death and dying, sex, injury, repression, and the body as a fount of sustenance. No wonder Bergman chooses to focus on female characters, in this case three sisters--one of whom is dying of tuberculosis--and a maid who is the only one capable of caring for the ill woman. The film is noteworthy for many reasons, not least of all an interesting camera style that marries beautiful imagery with an anxious frame. That tension perfectly suits the overlapping psychodramas of the piece, but this is a movie that ultimately pushes beyond the particulars of these characters' virtues or neuroses to a greater mystery, one that somehow sustains our existence while slowly taking it away. A landmark film. (Tom Keogh, Amazon.com)

Language:

Swedish; English (Sub-titles)

Bach's Music:

Sarabande (Mvt. 4) from "Suite No. 5 for solo Cello in C Minor
Pierre Fournier (Cello)

Film Company:

Cinematograph AB

Format:

Color (Eastmancolor) film | DVD (Anamorphic, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC) | DVD (PAL) | VHS (Color, Subtitled, NTSC) | VHS (PAL)

VHS/DVD Label:

Criterion [DVD] | Homevision [VHS] | AertHaus [10-DVD]

TT:

91 min / 1043 min (10-DVD)

Comments:

10-DVD Set: Ingmar Bergman Edition

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

Amazon.com [DVD] | Amazon.com [DVD-PAL] | Amazon.com [VHS] | Amazon.com [VHS-PAL] | Amazon.de [10-DVD]

Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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