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Private Confessions (1996)

Enskilda samtal (original title)
Five conversations frame a flawed marriage in this film written by Ingmar Bergman about his parents. Guilt-ridden wife Anna (Pernilla August) divulges an extramarital affair to a priest, ... See full summary »

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Five conversations frame a flawed marriage in this film written by Ingmar Bergman about his parents. Guilt-ridden wife Anna (Pernilla August) divulges an extramarital affair to a priest, her uncle Jacob (Max von Sydow). He presses her to confess her sins to her husband, Henrik. As the film moves back and forth in time, the notion of truth is tested. Tomas, the lover, and Henrik will find that Anna's confessions do not absolve anyone, and have the power to inflict more pain. Source: Rotten Tomatoes Written by Sasa Aleksic

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$8,759, 10 January 1999, Limited Release

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$8,759, 10 January 1999
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This is also the last film in which Sven Nykvist worked with Liv Ullmann See more »

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Jesu bleibet meine Freunde, No. 147
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conducted by Christopher Hogwood
Performed by The Academy of Ancient Music
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Beautifully acted, beautifully shot

Great acting all the way down the cast list. It's easy to get involved and empathize with the heroine, to care about her and what she's going through. And that, for me, is what makes a movie great.

Great photography, too.


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