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The Human Voice (1966)

A monologue of a woman talking on the phone with her longterm lover who is about to marry another girl.

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Ted Kotcheff

Writers:

Jean Cocteau (story), Clive Exton
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Ingrid Bergman ... A Woman
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A monologue of a woman talking on the phone with her longterm lover who is about to marry another girl.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La voz humana See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bergman also had recorded an audio LP record version of this play for release on Caedmon in 1960. See more »

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Featured in Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015) See more »

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Brilliant! Excellent!
2 February 2009 | by lamineeSee all my reviews

The Human Voice can probably be counted as Ingrid Bergman's best dramatic performance along with Autumn Sonata. The excellence of her performance cannot be very well expressed in words - it's better experienced. It is only possible for an actress of her calibre to portray varying emotions like utter frustration to immense love to sheer anger and all that at times within a single sentence!

As rightly put in another comment, facts like it being a play with only a single actor or that the same backdrop is used throughout does not matter, because Ingrid never lets your attention waver. She mesmerizes one & all with sheer brilliance.

Absolute recommended!


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