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The first Ingmar Bergman film to be made on the island of Fårö. Bergman would later buy a home on the island.
Somewhat uncharacteristically, Ingmar Bergman heaped praise on the finished film. He remarked that "the film is above reproach technically and dramatically."
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Only four people appear on screen throughout the entirety of the film.
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Ulla Ryghe and Ingmar Bergman spent over two months editing the film. The two would work from 9am until late at night each day, a rigorous process even by Bergman's standards.
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Film debut of Lars Passgård.
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The title is derived from a passage by Paul in The First Epistle to the Corinthians.
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Original titles for the film included "The Wallpaper" and "The Tapestry."
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This film won Sweden its second consecutive Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The previous winner had also been directed by Ingmar Bergman, The Virgin Spring (1960).
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Critics in the United States were initially dismissive of the film. A critic from Films in Review suggested that "Bergman may be approaching the end of his vogue." Several years hindsight allowed American critics to warm to the film, which the consensus eventually agreed was a classic.
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First feature film for editor Ulla Ryghe.
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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