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"Scener ur ett äktenskap"
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Release Date:
15 September 1974 (USA) See more »
Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage... See more »
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Won Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Stunningly authentic See more (41 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 3)

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

Erland Josephson ... Johan (6 episodes, 1973)

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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283 min | 169 min (theatrical version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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 Sweeping Things Under The Rug; 3. Paula; 4. The Vale of Tears; 5. The Illiterates; 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 »
Johan:I don't know what my love looks like, and I can't describe it. Most of the time I can't feel it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, Op. 10, No. 1See more »


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Stunningly authentic, 12 September 2006
Author: jdoan-4 from United States

There are few other films that have the direct authenticity of this one. It is very frank, honest, tender, and heartbreaking. The performances of the two primary actors are amazing. Never once did I doubt their sincerity. In every single scene they overwhelmingly conveyed the intense and nuanced emotions of the couple. I use the word "overwhelmingly" because that is exactly what it is. At times it is hard to watch. Especially the scene in which Johan admits his infidelity. I could feel Marainne's hurt/anger/confusion. There are moments of intense tenderness, as in the last scene where Johan comforts Marianne after her nightmare. To be sure, the actors had some incredible material with which to work. Bergman knows human nature as much as any of modern writer. His dialog is poetic at times, and achingly authentic at others. They way the couple eviscerates and dissects each other is alarmingly, yet honest. Rarely is a character saying what they actually feel. Rarely do the characters know what they feel. They, like many people, really are "emotional illiterates." Bergman's direction is minimal, and that is what makes it so effective. The emphasis is completely on the characters and their existences. This is a powerful, evocative film. And I have seen only the theatrical version. I can imagine the full TV version is even more detailed.

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