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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 »
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one of the great war films (for the art-house) 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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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 »
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
one of the great war films (for the art-house), 19 February 2006
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Shame is rather unique as a war film (or rather quite the anti-war film) in that it not only doesn't focus on the soldiers or politics involved (there is politics but not how you'd think it'd be shown), it deals with its two main subjects as the only two beings that can possibly be cared about at all in this brutal, decaying society they inhabit. Ingmar Bergman, in the midst of his prime, and following two other heavily psychological films, Persona and Hour of the Wolf, is far more interested in seeing what the effect of war has on usually civilized beings, that it brings out the worst in them, and also in a cathartic way is a reminder of what is truly crucial in living. His two key actors are frequent collaborators and friends Max von Sydow and Liv Ullman (as the Rosenbergs oddly enough), who are musicians living on a farm on an island (not too dissimilar from 'Wolf' when one thinks about it).

They see the tanks roll by, and a couple of old friends already getting worn down, but they try not to put it too much to heart; there's a sweet scene where the couple just talk, rather frankly but with heart (all one shot, as is repeated through the film is to perhaps create a sense of being provoked)...Then comes the trouble, including a fake film of propaganda made at gunpoint with the Rosenbergs, the psychological turmoil in being prisoners of war, and the terror involved with a 'friend' in the military (one of Gunnar Bjornstrand's most subtle works with Bergman). Needless to say this is not one of the easier films to go through in terms of Bergman's filmography, however for some it may be one of his more accessible works. His religious themes this time is kept very low key, even as the idea of keeping a sort of faith pervades the film's atmosphere. When there is war action it's shot in unconventional, quick ways (via great amigo Sven Nykvist).

And the deconstruction of the relationship between Jan and Eva is corresponded successfully with the backdrop of a chaotic kind of war-ground where the lines are never too surely drawn. In a way this film, shot right at the height of the worst times in Vietnam, is even more relevant for today; I couldn't help but see chilling, uncompromising coincidences between Iraq and elsewhere with some of Jan and Eva's scenes with the fighters, or those 'in charge'. The very last scene, by the way, is one of Bergman's very best, all around (acting, directing, lighting). It's not the kind of war picture (or, again, anti-war, I find little of the John Wayne spirit in this Svensk production) that I would recommend right off the bat to my friends all into Saving Private Ryan- it has a little more in kinship with Paths of Glory, looking at the effects of the hypocrisy of war. But in reality, like any of Bergman's "genre" films, it stands alone, however one that packs a wallop for the art-house crowd.

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