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Through a Glass Darkly -- While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family's fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, her family is unable to prevent Karin's harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness. Winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Release Date:
16 October 1961 (Sweden) See more »
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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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So perfect in every way... See more (59 total) »

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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: As Minus paints the chair, the amount of paint on the chair changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Fredrik:Papa spoke to me.
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Featured in Bergman Island (2004) (TV)See more »

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24 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
So perfect in every way..., 13 May 2004
Author: Bergmaniac from Bulgaria

How do you write a review about a film which is so perfect for you as this one is for me? This is probably the only film that I can't think of having any flaws, even minor ones. And it's so compelling and touching. Really, you should see a movie for so many reasons. Here you can see how a film can have probably one of the best cinematography EVER without using any CGI and computers, just with manipulating the light, and perfect camera work.You can enjoy a compelling story about God and the numerous aspects in relationships between people, which works both on a grand scale and in every specific case between the characters. It's really depressing at times but it always feels so real and convincing. You feel that this story is actually happening before your eyes, at least I did . You will get a flawless acting from all 4 actors in the movie, especially Harriet Andersson. Her part is so extremely difficult but she pulls it off superbly. See it, if you like the old days of moviemaking, when the smart plot, decent acting and innovative camera work and cinematography were still more important than the special effects and the media hype.

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