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Persona (1966)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 16 March 1967 (USA)
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A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together.

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Writer:

Ingmar Bergman (story and screenplay)
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Top Rated Movies #194 | Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bibi Andersson ... Alma
Liv Ullmann ... Elisabet Vogler
Margaretha Krook ... The Doctor
Gunnar Björnstrand ... Mr. Vogler
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Storyline

A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth's persona. Written by Kathy Li

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A new film by Ingmar Bergman See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: Sister Alma, what's your first impression?
Sister Alma: I don't know what to say, Doctor. At first her face looks soft, almost childish, but then you see her eyes. Her expression's so hard.
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Alternate Versions

The American version, released by United Artists, omits a brief close-up shot of an erect penis from the film's pre-credit collage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Adagio from Concerto No. 2 in E major for Violin, Strings and Continuo, BWV 1042
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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So much said with words and without
18 December 2018 | by xmdbxSee all my reviews

It's not hard to see why this film is considered one of the best in the history of cinema. Two masterful performances from the two lead actresses and Ingmar Bergman at his best. There isn't a single wasted frame nor a single wasted line of dialogue throughout the whole film. Some of the most iconic shots in cinema come from this movie.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

16 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Fårö, Gotlands län, Sweden See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,407
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Sound Mix:

AGA Sound System

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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