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Face to Face (1976)
"Ansikte mot ansikte" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy  |  5 April 1976 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Dr. Tomas Jacobi
Aino Taube ...
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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 ...
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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.

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

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Dr. Jenny Isaksson: My legs aren't there. Could someone get them over there in the corner and put them back on?
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Incredible work by Liv Ullman
12 May 2012 | by (US) – See all my reviews

A tremendous performance by Liv Ullman as a psychiatrist who is herself slowly going mad, haunted by dreams or visions of her past, pushing her towards suicide.

Some of the dream imagery is truly striking and nightmarish – once again Bergman comes close to making a horror film.

But at times these visions and their symbols are a bit on the nose, and at times they get repetitive.

None the less, I look foreword to seeing this again.

I only wish the full 200 minute version (made as 4 50 minute parts for Swedish TV) were available. I have a feeling that might make for a richer experience


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