MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,129 this week

The Passion of Anna (1969)
"En passion" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  28 May 1970 (USA)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 4,399 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 17 critic

Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 15 Mar 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 03 Jun 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Passion of Anna (1969)

The Passion of Anna (1969) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Passion of Anna.
8 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shame (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrive.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Sigge Fürst
The Magician (1958)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports of a variety of supernatural disturbances at Vogler's prior performances abroad, the ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital. On the island with her is her lonely brother and kind, but increasingly ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow
Persona (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook
The Silence (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

"The Silence" is about the emotional distance between two sisters. The younger one is still attractive enough to pick up a lover in a strange city. The older one -- even though she is very ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten
Winter Light (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A small town priest struggles with his faith.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A married daughter who longs for her mother's love gets visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman
The Sacrifice (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Stars: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall
Nostalghia (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano
La Strada (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart
Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André S. Labarthe
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Anna Fromm
...
Eva Vergerus
...
Erik Hell ...
Johan Andersson
Sigge Fürst ...
Verner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Britta Brunius ...
Woman in dream
Lars-Owe Carlberg ...
Police officer
Malin Ek ...
Woman in dream
Barbro Hiort af Ornäs ...
Woman in dream
Svea Holst ...
Verner's wife
Marianne Karlbeck ...
Woman in dream
Annicka Kronberg ...
Katarina
Brian Wikström ...
Police officer
Brita Öberg ...
Woman in dream
Edit

Storyline

Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. She appears zealous in her faith and steadfast in her search for truth, but gradually her delusions surface. Andreas and Anna pursue a love affair, but he is unable to overcome his feelings of deep humiliation and remains disconnected. Meanwhile, the island community is victimized by an unknown person committing acts of animal cruelty. Written by Nancy Dowling <nad@skypoint.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 May 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Passion of Anna  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)| (dream sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed in the aftermath of Ingmar Bergman's break-up with Liv Ullmann on the island where they had lived together See more »

Quotes

Anna Fromm: I didn't think life could look like that. I didn't think life would be a daily suffering.
See more »

Connections

References Shame (1968) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Masterful Piece
3 June 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Bergman really was at the top of his game by the late 1960's and this masterful piece is one of his (many) great works.

He has some of his best actors at his disposal: Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson and Max von Sydow. They are all superb in this film.

Key themes include "living a lie", the many ways in which love can manifest itself, man's inhumanity to man and our ability to be cruel to animals as well as each other. People who get especially upset at images of cruelty to animals might best keep away from this movie, although those scenes are done very sensitively.

The film is interspersed with post modernist vignettes by the main actors explaining how they feel about their characters. While I found those scenes fascinating, they did interrupt the flow a little and I found myself needing some time after each interruption to rejoin the lost and lonely world on that remote island.

But the criticisms are minor. The heaps of praise are my main comments on this film. I was transfixed by it. As usual with Bergman, action junkies should stay away, but lovers of great and thoughtful drama should get a lot of pleasure from this great film.


6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Actors talking about their characters just didn't work for me SusanHampson
Who's the savage? elforel
Andreas' vision ajeffries101958
Seemingly missing scenes Monsieur_Arkadin
amazing! cfinnigan555
what do the scuffs on the lense mean? geistes
Discuss The Passion of Anna (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?