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Face to Face (1976)

Ansikte mot ansikte (original title)
R | | Drama, Fantasy | 5 April 1976 (USA)
A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness. Dr. Jenny Isaksson is a psychiatrist married to another psychiatrist; both are successful in ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Dr. Tomas Jacobi
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The Grandmother
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The Grandfather
Kristina Adolphson ...
Nurse Veronica
Marianne Aminoff ...
Jenny's Mother
Gösta Ekman ...
Mikael Strömberg
Helene Friberg ...
Anna, Jenny's Daughter
Ulf Johansson ...
Helmuth Wankel (as Ulf Johanson)
Sven Lindberg ...
Jenny's Husband
Jan-Erik Lindqvist ...
Jenny's Father
Birger Malmsten ...
Rapist
Sif Ruud ...
Elisabeth Wankel
Göran Stangertz ...
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A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness. Dr. Jenny Isaksson is a psychiatrist married to another psychiatrist; both are successful in their jobs but slowly, agonizingly, she succumbs to a breakdown. Jenny is haunted by images and emotions from her past and eventually cannot function, either as a wife, a doctor or as an individual. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A woman's most intimate encounter with the one person she didn't know. Herself. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy

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1.66 : 1
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In the background of Woody Allen's Annie Hall(1977) See more »

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Dr. Jenny Isaksson: What do you mean by "real"?
Dr. Tomas Jacobi: To hear a human voice and trust that it comes from a human who is made like me, to touch a pair of lips and at the same time know that it is a pair of lips.
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Fantasy in C-minor, K.475
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Käbi Laretei
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The greatest acting performance ever filmed
21 July 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this with friends when it was first released and twenty minutes after we had left the cinema we realized that no one had spoken. This is a masterful film with Liv Ullman's performance eclipsing any seen on screen. You feel the pain, the hurt and the confusion as you watch this woman's journey. A film for those who like intense, thought provoking and intelligent story telling.


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