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Release Date:
5 March 1973 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A haunting and shattering film experience.
Plot:
When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 24 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A true masterpiece See more (195 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Harriet Andersson ... Agnes
Kari Sylwan ... Anna

Ingrid Thulin ... Karin

Liv Ullmann ... Maria / Mother

Anders Ek ... Isak
Inga Gill ... Storyteller

Erland Josephson ... David

Henning Moritzen ... Joakim
Georg Årlin ... Fredrik
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ingmar Bergman ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Ingrid Bergman ... Spectator (uncredited)
Lena Bergman ... Maria as a Child (uncredited)
Lars-Owe Carlberg ... Spectator (uncredited)
Malin Gjörup ... Anna's Daughter (uncredited)
Greta Johansson ... Undertaker (uncredited)
Karin Johansson ... Undertaker (uncredited)
Ann-Christin Lobråten ... Spectator (uncredited)
Börje Lundh ... Spectator (uncredited)
Rossana Mariano ... Agnes as a Child (uncredited)
Monika Priede ... Karin as a Child (uncredited)
Linn Ullmann ... Maria's Daughter (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Ingmar Bergman .... producer
Lars-Owe Carlberg .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
 
Film Editing by
Siv Lundgren 
 
Production Design by
Marik Vos-Lundh 
 
Costume Design by
Marik Vos-Lundh 
 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Drott .... makeup artist
Britt Falkemo .... makeup artist
Börje Lundh .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arne Carlsson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gunilla Hagberg .... property master
Ann-Christin Lobråten .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Sven Fahlén .... sound mixer
Tommy Persson .... sound
Owe Svensson .... sound mixer
Owe Svensson .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anders Bergkvist .... grip
Gerhard Carlsson .... gaffer
Stefan Gustafsson .... gaffer
Bo-Erik Gyberg .... still photographer
Lars Karlsson .... assistant camera
Ragnar Waaranperä .... grip
 
Music Department
Pierre Fournier .... musician: cello
 
Other crew
Katinka Faragó .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Viskningar och rop" - Sweden (original title)
"Cries and Whispers" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
91 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Portugal:M/18 (original rating) (censored) | Portugal:M/12 (re-rating) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 (2001) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1998) | USA:R

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Trivia:
Bergman, who produced the film with his own money, could not find an American distributor as they felt it was too uncommercial. Roger Corman, who had just left American-International Pictures to set up his own New World releasing company, was in the market for a prestige picture to give his new operation some class.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Agnes:It is Monday morning, and I am in pain.
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Soundtrack:
Mazurka in A minor, Op.17/4See more »

20 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A true masterpiece, 20 September 2000
Author: elaurens88

This is one of the most affecting films ever made. I saw it about a year ago and I still can't get it out of my mind. It is one of the few films that manages to ponder profound philosophical questions without becoming self-consciously arty and pretentious. Amazingly, Cries and Whispers is poignant and tender, yet also tough minded. If you haven't seen this film yet, I urge you to rent it. If you like this film I recommend Wild Strawberries, which is an earlier Bergman film.

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