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Face to Face (1976)

Ansikte mot ansikte (original title)
R | | Drama, Fantasy | 5 April 1976 (USA)
A married couple of psychiatrists has their relationship tested when one suffers a mental breakdown.

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Nurse Veronica
Marianne Aminoff ...
Jenny's Mother
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Mikael Strömberg
Helene Friberg ...
Anna, Jenny's Daughter
Ulf Johansson ...
Helmuth Wankel (as Ulf Johanson)
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Jenny's Husband
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Elisabeth Wankel
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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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Trivia

The TV version is a four-part mini-series: 1. Uppbrottet (The Separation); 2. Gränsen (The Border); 3. Skymningslandet (The Twilight Land); 4. Återkomsten (The Return). A total of 176 minutes compared to the movie's 130 minutes (25 fps). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jenny Isaksson: If you force things to be as usual, they'll be as usual. Don't you think?
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Connections

Referenced in Annie Hall (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby, Opus 49, No.4
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By Johannes Brahms
Hummed by Liv Ullmann
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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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