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Release Date:
16 October 1961 (Sweden) See more »
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Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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One of Bergman's best works: tragic/poetic/remarkable See more (60 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
 
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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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Trivia:
The first Ingmar Bergman film to be made on the island of Fårö. 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:
Martin:You're hunting for themes. Your own daughter's mental illness. What a great bloody idea!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Bergman Island (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sarabande from Suite No. 2 in D minor for VioloncelloSee more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of Bergman's best works: tragic/poetic/remarkable, 1 January 2003
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

The first part of a 'religious' trilogy of films released from 1961-1963, Through the Glass Darkly may be the most accomplished of the three, and has the literary qualities of some of the best authors while still sticking to a character-driven story about mental drought and bewilderment. All four members bring out the heart of Bergman's message, with Andersson playing Karin in true sincerity and passion for the plague of her mind that has brought a cloud over her and her father, husband and younger brother (a woman with three generations of men). Some might digest the speculation on the inter-relationship of god and love with insanity, yet it is undeniably a masterwork by a artist filmmaker. A+

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