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Through a Glass Darkly (1961) More at IMDbPro »Såsom i en spegel (original title)

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Through a Glass Darkly -- While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family’s already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means.
Through a Glass Darkly -- Video discussion with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie.

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Release Date:
16 October 1961 (Sweden) See more »
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Plot:
A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
 
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Ingmar Bergman 

Produced by
Allan Ekelund .... producer
 
Original Music by
Erik Nordgren (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
 
Film Editing by
Ulla Ryghe 
 
Production Design by
P.A. Lundgren 
 
Costume Design by
Mago 
 
Makeup Department
Börje Lundh .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lenn Hjortzberg .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Karl-Arne Bergman .... property master
 
Sound Department
Staffan Dalin .... sound
Stig Flodin .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Evald Andersson .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rolf Holmquist .... assistant camera
Peter Wester .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Ulla Furås .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Såsom i en spegel" - Sweden (original title)
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89 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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The first Ingmar Bergman film to be made on the island of Faro. Bergman would later buy a home on the island.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Martin and David are taking up nets in the boat, Martin puts his pipe in his mouth and then takes the oars and starts to row. In the next shot, the pipe is gone.See more »
Quotes:
Fredrik:Father, I'm scared. When I was hugging Karin in the boat, reality was revealed. Do you know what I mean?
David:I do.
Fredrik:Reality was revealed, and I collapsed. It's like a dream. Anything can happen. Anything.
David:I know.
Fredrik:I can't live in this new world.
David:Yes, you can. But you must have a support.
Fredrik:What kind of support? You mean a God? Give me a proof of his existance. You can't.
David:I can. But you gotta pay attention to what I say.
Fredrik:Yes. I need to listen.
David:I can only tell you a thought of my own hopes. It is to know that love exists for real in the human world.
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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
What a series of films., 26 February 2006
Author: village_green from United States

Between 1957-1963, Ingmar Bergman directed seven films. In my mind, there has never been such an amazingly creative period for a director as the six years between Wild Strawberries and The Silence. Through a Glass Darkly stands out to me as not only the masterpiece of this era, but of Bergman's entire career. This film has such a distinct atmosphere, which conveys not only isolation and melancholy, but also dark, austere beauty. Every little piece of this film fits together like a glorious completed puzzle. The Bach playing over the opening credits. The cinematography, with long, meditative shots in glowing black and white. The performances turned in by Harriet Andersson, Gunner Bjornstrand, and Bergman regular Max von Sydow. Overall, I sense that Bergman's vision is so obviously being displayed on the screen, as if his soul is being laid bare. As a singular piece of art, it is just staggering to behold. I think that everyone has albums or films that they connect with certain periods in their life, that transcend the mundane and just touch you in a profound way. Through a Glass Darkly is one for me. A must see.

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