A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital. On the island with her is her lonely brother and kind, but increasingly desperate husband ('Max von Sydow'). They are joined by Karin's father ('Gunnar Björnstrand'), who is a world-traveling author that is estranged to his children. The film depicts how Karin's grip on reality slowly slips away and how the bonds between the family members are changing in light of this fact.
Winner Swedish Academy Award 1962
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The first Ingmar Bergman
film to be made on the island of Fårö. Bergman would later buy a home on the island. See more
As Minus paints the chair, the amount of paint on the chair changes between shots. See more
Hey! Be careful now. Keep away from me. Stop hugging and kissing me. Stop sunbathing half naked. You disgust me. You know very well what I mean. Women are horrible. How they smell and move around, how they stick out their stomachs, how they comb their hair and talk. Makes me feel like a skinned rabbit!
Thanks. I can give myself all the pity I want.
Sarabande from Suite No. 2 in D minor for Violoncello
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