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Scenes from a Marriage

  • Drama
  • 1973
  • Ingmar Bergman
  • 162 mins
  • AA

Summary

A couple set about rebuilding their lives when their marriage breaks down as a result of the husband's infidelity. However, they both come to realise the separation will not be as easy as they first thought. Ingmar Bergman's drama, starring Liv Ullman, Erland Josephson, Bibi Andersson and Jan Malmsjo.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Originally a six-part, five-hour television series, this was personally edited for feature release by writer/director Ingmar Bergman. Running at close to three hours and mostly shot in tight close-ups to enhance the tensions between the main protagonists, this is not easy viewing: some of the insights seem too blatant for a film-maker of Bergman's intellect to be bothered with. However, when the rambling gives way to fierce infighting and wounding insults, the film exerts a much firmer grip. Liv Ullmann as the betrayed wife, Erland Josephson as the philandering husband and Bibi Andersson as the other woman are all quite superb.

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Credits

Cast

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MarianneLiv Ullmann
JohanErland Josephson
KatarinaBibi Andersson
PeterJan Malmsjö
InterviewerAnita Wall
EvaGunnel Lindblom

Crew

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DirectorIngmar Bergman

Details

Theatrical distributor
Gala Film Dists Ltd
Languages
Swedish
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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