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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 flawless simple 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:
Referenced in Shame: The Search for Humanity (2004) (V)See more »

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24 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
A flawless simple film, 6 February 2004
Author: michelerealini from Switzerland

It's difficult to choose a representative film from the entire Ingmar Bergman's filmography. Each film deserves a comment because it's like a piece of art in its own.

I chose "Skammen" because I saw it recently and because I think the message -although being a 1968 film- is still valid. The subject is quite simple: a couple is surprised by war, which changes forever the existence of the two people. We can discover their real feelings and their real values.

We can find shame in more levels.

First, husband's shame for not being able of giving a child to his woman. He's also an extremely coward man in the first half of the movie, he feels shame also for that.

Second, wife's shame for not being a mother -she feels frustrated. She's shameful also because she has betrayed her man with an important man of their country's army.

Third. They both feel shame because they pretend being friends of this man, who saves them from tortures and jail. (They're actually accused of being traitors, in expressing other political opinions.) As a compensation, that man come to their home whenever he wants and take advantage of his position for becoming a woman's lover. The husband lets things going like this, it's the price he pays for a kind of freedom...

Fourth. Shameful is of course war and life during it.

Bergman makes a flawless movie, he studies people as they are. Without big budgets and huge sets. A simple film, deep, superbly photographed in black and white.

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