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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 »
User Reviews:
A Relevance Unmatched 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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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A Relevance Unmatched, 28 June 2005
Author: purban from Milwaukee, WI

I don't recall a film which so deftly shows the emotional destruction of war, as mirrored in one single marital relationship. The focus of the film is the union between Ullman and Von Sydow--the two are in every scene. Through the course of the film, they experience a role reversal--one has the strength of survival and the other is reduced to emotional escapism through dreams. Both will lose a measure of humanity, but one to a greater degree than the other. The characters and the viewer go through periods of fluctuation in regards to closeness--the camera pulls out and away, sound disappears, words are lost, only for the camera to return to painterly closeups of its facially expressive stars. The confusion and fluctuation may make this film hard for some viewers, but this is all purposeful under the master hand of Bergman. I think the use of a "fake" war makes the film timeless, as relevant today as ever before, and by focusing on the human relationship through war, makes the film relevant to everyone. The pair could be anyone. The film is not grounded in place or time, but rather in emotion. A unique and effective war film, unlike any other. Bergman's films are virtuosic in presenting human relationships--that he would bring this to a war film is masterful.

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