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Release Date:
15 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage... See more »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Bergman's Version of a Cage Match See more (40 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 3)

Liv Ullmann ... Marianne (6 episodes, 1973)

Erland Josephson ... Johan (6 episodes, 1973)
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Series Directed by
Ingmar Bergman (6 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Writing credits
Ingmar Bergman (6 episodes, 1973)

Series Produced by
Lars-Owe Carlberg .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist (6 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Film Editing by
Siv Lundgren (6 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Production Design by
Björn Thulin (6 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Costume Design by
Inger Pehrsson (6 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Makeup Department
Cecilia Drott .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Production Management
Lars-Owe Carlberg .... production manager (6 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Art Department
Gunilla Hagberg .... property master (6 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Sound Department
Arne Carlsson .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 1973)
Owe Svensson .... sound / sound engineer / ... (6 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Lars Karlsson .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Other crew
Anders Bergkvist .... other crew (6 episodes, 1973)
Ingmar Bergman .... speaker (6 episodes, 1973)
Ingrid Bergman .... other crew (6 episodes, 1973)
Stefan Gustafsson .... other crew (6 episodes, 1973)
Lars Hagberg .... other crew (6 episodes, 1973)
Adolf Karlström .... other crew (6 episodes, 1973)
Nils Melander .... laboratory technician (6 episodes, 1973)
Kent Nyström .... other crew (6 episodes, 1973)
Bo-Erik Olsson .... other crew (6 episodes, 1973)
Ulla Stattin .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1973)
Siri Werkelin .... other crew (6 episodes, 1973)
 

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Also Known As:
"Scener ur ett äktenskap" - Sweden (original title)
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Runtime:
283 min | 169 min (theatrical version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-11 (TV version) (2003) (DVD) | Finland:K-12 (theatrical version) (1981) | Netherlands:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG | West Germany:16

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Originally a six-episode TV series: 1. Innocence and Panic; 2. The Art of Covering Up; 3. Paula; 4. Valley of Tears; 5. Illiteracy; 6. In the Middle of the Night in a Dark House Somewhere in the World. A total of 295 minutes were then cut down to 155 minutes.See more »
Quotes:
Marianne:Sometimes it's like husband and wife are talking on telephones that are out of order.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, Op. 10, No. 1See more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Bergman's Version of a Cage Match, 20 February 2006
Author: evanston_dad from United States

After "Wild Strawberries," this is perhaps my favorite Bergman movie, though be warned: it will take the wind out of you, especially if you watch the full five-hour version in a condensed period of time, as I did.

Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson create perhaps too realistic a version of marriage in this emotionally bruising film. When Marianne (Ullmann) finds out that Johan (Josephson) has been cheating on her and has decided to leave her, the safe, secure world she has built around her crumbles. She plays Marianne as a wife blind to her own husband's unhappiness and embarrassed that she didn't see it coming, and her's is a convincing portrait of a woman whose partner has decided long before her that what they have isn't working.

Josephson makes Johan into a contemptible ass, but he still manages to earn our sympathy. It's easy to dislike Johan but difficult to hate him, so we're in many respects thrust into the same emotional straight jacket as Marianne.

The saddest thing about "Scenes from a Marriage" is how much affection and love there actually is between these two people, and how it's going to waste. When they get angry, they lash out to hurt one another with words and even with fists at one point. There are tears, laughs, reveries. It's obvious that there wouldn't be the need for all this if there wasn't so much ingrained affection between them, and it's tragic to see them become each other's enemy rather than each other's ally.

For a very good if not quite as brilliant sequel to this film, see "Saraband," which has Marianne visiting Johan for the first time in many years after each has established a life of his/her own without the other. It brings a peaceful sense of closure and in many ways stitches up the raw wound left by the first film.

Grade: A

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