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Cries & Whispers ()

Viskningar och rop (original title)
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When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface.

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Agnes
Kari Sylwan ...
Anna
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Karin
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Maria / Mother
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Isak
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David
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Joakim
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Fredrik
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Girl at a family gathering
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Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Ingrid Bergman ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Lena Bergman ...
Maria as a Child (uncredited)
Lars-Owe Carlberg ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Malin Gjörup ...
Anna's Daughter (uncredited)
Greta Johansson ...
Undertaker (uncredited)
Karin Johansson ...
Undertaker (uncredited)
Ann-Christin Lobråten ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Börje Lundh ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Rossana Mariano ...
Agnes as a Child (uncredited)
Monika Priede ...
Karin as a Child (uncredited)
Linn Ullmann ...
Maria's Daughter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ingmar Bergman

Written by

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Ingmar Bergman ... ()

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Ingmar Bergman ... producer
Lars-Owe Carlberg ... producer

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Sven Nykvist

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Siv Lundgren

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Marik Vos-Lundh

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Marik Vos-Lundh

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Cecilia Drott ... makeup artist
Britt Falkemo ... makeup artist
Börje Lundh ... makeup artist

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Arne Carlsson ... assistant director

Art Department

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Gunilla Hagberg ... property master
Ann-Christin Lobråten ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Sven Fahlén ... sound mixer
Tommy Persson ... sound
Owe Svensson ... sound mixer / sound

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Anders Bergkvist ... grip
Gerhard Carlsson ... gaffer
Stefan Gustafsson ... gaffer
Bo-Erik Gyberg ... still photographer
Lars Karlsson ... assistant camera
Ragnar Waaranperä ... grip

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Pierre Fournier ... musician: cello

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Katinka Faragó ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

In turn-of-the-century Sweden, cancer-stricken, dying Agnes is visited in her isolated rural mansion by her sisters Karin and Maria. As Agnes' condition deteriorates and pain management becomes increasingly more difficult, fear and revulsion grip the sisters, who seem incapable of empathy, and Agnes' only comfort and solace comes from her maid Anna. As the end draws closer, long repressed feelings of grudging resentment and mistrust cause jealousy, selfishness, and bitterness between the siblings to surface. Written by duke1029

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Taglines Four women dressed in white in a mansion painted red...haunted by whispers and cries. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cries & Whispers (United States)
  • Cries and Whispers (United States)
  • Cries and Whispers (World-wide, English title)
  • Cries and Whispers (United Kingdom)
  • Cris et chuchotements (France)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Budget $400,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ingmar Bergman explained the use of the color red in this film: "'Cries and Whispers' is an exploration of the soul, and ever since childhood, I have imagined the soul to be a damp membrane in varying shades of red." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Liv Ullmann scener fra et liv (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Suite No. 5 for solo Cello in C Minor, 4th mvt 'Sarabande' See more »
Quotes Anna: [reading Agnes' journal entry] "Wednesday, the third of September. A chill in the air tells of autumn's approach, but the days are still lovely and mild. My sisters, Karin and Maria, have come to see me. It's wonderful to be together again like in the old days. I'm feeling much better. We were even able to take a stroll together. It was a wonderful experience, especially for me, since I haven't been outdoors for so long. We suddenly began to laugh and run toward the old swing that we hadn't used since we were children. We sat in it like three good little sisters and Anna pushed us, slowly and gently. All my aches and pains were gone. The people I'm most fond of in all the world were with me. I could hear them chatting around me. I could feel the presence of their bodies, the warmth of their hands. I wanted to cling to that moment, and I thought, "Come what may, this is happiness. I cannot wish for anything better. Now, for a few minutes, I can experience perfection and I feel profoundly grateful to my life, which gives me so much."
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