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Shame (1968)
"Skammen" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  23 December 1968 (USA)
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Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrive.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eva Rosenberg
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Jan Rosenberg, Evas man
Sigge Fürst ...
Filip, gerillaledare
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överste Jacobi, borgmästare
Birgitta Valberg ...
fru Jacobi
Hans Alfredson ...
Fredrik Lobelius, antikhandlare
Ingvar Kjellson ...
Oswald, lärare i förhörslokalen
Frank Sundström ...
Förhörsledaren
Ulf Johansson ...
Läkaren i förhörslokalen
Vilgot Sjöman ...
Tv-intervjuaren
Bengt Eklund ...
vakten på Jacobis expedition
Gösta Prüzelius ...
Kyrkoherden i förhörslokalen
Willy Peters ...
En äldre officer
Barbro Hiort af Ornäs ...
Kvinna i flyktingbåten
Agda Helin ...
Handlarfrun
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During civil war, two musicians retreat to a rural island to farm. They are apolitical; a neighbor sometimes gives them a fish; wine is a luxury. They love each other, but there are problems: the war upsets Jan, he is weepy, too sensitive; Eva wants children, he does not. The war suddenly arrives: rebels attack, neighbors die. When the other side restores order, Jan and Eva are arrested as collaborators. After frightening and roughing them up, the local colonel releases them; then he begins appearing at their farmhouse: to talk or to pursue Eva? He gives her money. The rebels return; chaos ensues. Jan becomes violent and murderous; they flee. Can they escape? If so, to what? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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SEK 2,800,000 (estimated)
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Although generally regarded as being one of Ingmar Bergman's finest films, the director himself was largely unhappy with the film. In his book "Images: My Life in Film", Bergman wrote that he felt the script was uneven, resulting in a poor first half. See more »

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Eva is not wearing any socks when Jacobi arrives but several times during his visit she can be seen wearing a couple of black socks and no socks at all again. See more »

Quotes

Eva Rosenberg: Sometimes everything seems just like a dream. It's not my dream, it's somebody else's. But I have to participate in it. How do you think someone who dreams about us would feel when he wakes up. Feeling ashame?
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Impressive
28 January 2002 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie on a big screen a few months ago. I didn't know what to expect precisely, and for the first ten minutes I feared I might not enjoy this film. It was beginning very slowly, in silence and almost banality, which was all the less exciting as the sound was quite bad and the subtitles sometimes impossible to read.

But I definitely do not regret to have gone on watching it. It is one of the most beautiful Bergman movies I've ever seen, at the same time human, ruthless and psychologically so convincing.

Seldom have I seen actors play so wonderfully, with such an intensity on their faces : Liv Ullman's interpretation is unforgettable and Sydow is excellent too.

There is always psychological violence in Bergman movies, and this one may be the most physically violent of them all. The strained relationships between the man and the woman evolve in parallel with the physical violence that is surrounding them...

Finally, this sober, violent and powerful film contains a surprisingly striking human depth. An excellent Bergman.


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