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Director:
Writer:
Ingmar Bergman (writer)
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Release Date:
23 December 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrive. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 12 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A Gripping but unrelentingly depressing film See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Liv Ullmann ... Eva Rosenberg

Max von Sydow ... Jan Rosenberg, Evas man
Sigge Fürst ... Filip, gerillaledare

Gunnar Björnstrand ... 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
Ellika Mann ... En kvinnlig fångvaktare i förhörslokalen
Rune Lindström ... Den tjocke herrn
Axel Düberg ... Pilot
Lars Amble ... En officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Per Berglund ... Soldat
Jan Bergman ... Jacobis chaufför
Karl-Arne Bergman ... Man i flyktingbåten
Lilian Carlsson ... Kvinna i flyktingbåten
Gregor Dahlman ... En man
Nils Fogeby ... Soldat
Karl-Axel Forssberg ... Sekreteraren i förhörslokalen
Åke Jörnfalk ... Den dödsdömde
Eivor Kullberg ... Kvinna i flyktingbåten
Monica Lindberg ... En kvinna
Stig Lindberg ... Läkarassistenten
Frej Lindqvist ... Den sadistiske i förhörslokalen
Raymond Lundberg ... Jacobi's son
Börje Lundh ... Man i flyktingbåten
Georg Skarstedt ... Man i flyktingbåten
Björn Thambert ... Johan, desertör
Nils Whiten ... Den döde i förhörslokalen
Brian Wikström ... En man
Brita Öberg ... En dam i förhörslokalen

Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ingmar Bergman  writer

Produced by
Lars-Owe Carlberg .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
 
Film Editing by
Ulla Ryghe 
 
Production Design by
P.A. Lundgren 
 
Art Direction by
Lennart Blomkvist 
 
Costume Design by
Mago 
 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Drott .... makeup supervisor
Börje Lundh .... makeup artist
Helena Olofsson-Carmback .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Lars-Owe Carlberg .... production manager
Brian Wikström .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raymond Lundberg .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Karl-Arne Bergman .... property master (as K. A. Bergman)
Arne Carlsson .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Evald Andersson .... sound effects
Lennart Engholm .... sound
Berndt Frithiof .... boom operator (as Bernth Frithiof)
Olle Jacobsson .... sound mixer (as Olle Jakobsson)
 
Special Effects by
Evald Andersson .... special effects
Rustan Åberg .... pyrotechnician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Einar Carlsson .... key grip
Gerhard Carlsson .... gaffer
Georg Engstrand .... gaffer
Nils Fogeby .... camera technician
Börje Krogstad .... key grip
Stig Limér .... key grip
Roland Lundin .... assistant camera
Jan Nilsson .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eivor Kullberg .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Louis Lindberg .... color timer
 
Transportation Department
Gillis Roosvall .... driver
 
Other crew
Jan Bergman .... production assistant
Lennart Berqvist .... advisor
Katinka Faragó .... script supervisor (as Katherina Faragó)
Stig Lindberg .... advisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Skammen" - Sweden (original title)
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Runtime:
103 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2004) | USA:R

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Liv & Ingmar (2012)See more »

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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Gripping but unrelentingly depressing film, 18 August 2004
Author: Auric2003 from New York

An interesting and always gripping film, Bergman's "Shame" is completely devoid of any humor. From frame one, it's an unrelentingly downbeat and depressing film, albeit one that lingers in the mind due to it's haunting images. Liv Ullmann and Max Von Sydow are brilliant as the politically uninvolved couple who suffer the terrifying consequences of being caught up in the midst of a civil war. The issues behind the war are never defined and the two opposing sides are virtually indistinguishable in that they both practice indiscriminate torture and murder. The shame of the title applies on numerous levels throughout the film. The couple find themselves capable of acts that would have ordinarily been inconceivable, as they struggle to survive the onslaught of catastrophes. They betray their souls, their friends and even each other in a desperate attempt to simply survive another day.

If there's a lesson to any of this, it may be that no one can afford to be ignorant of the issues and the world around them or else they will be ill-equipped to deal with them when they inevitably intrude on even the most isolated of lives.

The black and white cinematography is stunning and the suspense is often unbearable, especially when the couple finds themselves at the mercy of renegade soldiers who cannot be reasoned with. The downbeat and confusing ending, however, does not satisfy...it seems a bit pretentious and leaves the viewer feeling a bit cheated. Nevertheless, a worthwhile and engrossing film from a master director.

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