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Michelle Gylemo ...
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Juni Dahr ...
Margareta
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Martin Goldman
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Anna Berg
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Johan
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Axel
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Gustav
Gertrud Stenung ...
Martha
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Marianne is a theatre actress married to an orchestra conductor, Markus. She becomes involved in an affair with their director friend, David, which leads to a painful divorce and battle for custody of their daughter, Isabelle. Although all of them are merely fictional characters created by Bergman, their experiences become very real and traumatic for him. Written by Yuhui <yuhui@email.com>

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Rated R for sexual content, some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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15 September 2000 (Sweden)  »

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Faithless  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$31,446 (Norway) (17 September 2000)

Gross:

$734,597 (USA) (8 July 2001)
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The story is loosely based on experiences of adultery from Ingmar Bergman's own life. See more »

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Quartet for piano and string trio, Opus 60
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an incredible and complex film about human weaknesses and failure
25 December 2004 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

One of the best films I've seen. Liv Ullman does an excellent job directing Bergmans masterpiece of a manuscript. Hollywood has a lot to learn, with their cheesy garbage scripts, Hollywood and this movie represent two different solar systems.

Stunning imagery, great acting, great direction and off course a manuscript that gives you sleepless nights. The actors are very well chosen, the use of light is intelligent and so is the tempo and rhythm of this film.

The viewer is taken to a journey in humanities inner thoughts failures. Suicide and death is relevant as ever to the late Bergman who with his skills takes us through layers and (inner) layers of personalities and feelings these characters have. Feelings of love, betrayal, relationship and co-existence. Each of the characters are dynamic, complex and multi- dimensional and this is again enhanced through the great acting of the actors.

Bravo Bergman and Ullman


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