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I am neither an expert on Bergman, nor on film, so I refer you to the
many thoughtful reviews others have written; but reconsider the
comments that "nothing happens in this film." Yes, it does seem much
longer than 95 minutes, but only because it is so dense, because so
much happens. Each look, each word carries emotions and meanings that
require interpretation and re-interpretation. This is not a fun movie.
We watch a woman die--slowly--and her relationship with her sister
fester. Whatever the women try to say, they seem not to be able to say
what they mean, or not to be able to mean anything. The son/nephew
meanwhile wanders the halls of their hotel alone, somehow beyond or
below any communication. There is indeed little action, aside from the
sexual forays that serve to exacerbate rather than relieve the tension.
This is a desolate film, and no redemption from the loneliness of death and individuality may be possible other than the consciousness of the beauty of that desolation. But it is beautiful.