Scenes from a Marriage ()

Scener ur ett äktenskap (original title)
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Season: 1 Year: 1973

Ten years within the marriage of Marianne and Johan.

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Series Cast

  Marianne (6 episodes, 1973)
  Johan (6 episodes, 1973)
  Eva (2 episodes, 1973)
  Katarina (1 episode, 1973)
Wenche Foss ...
  Modern (1 episode, 1973)
  Peter (1 episode, 1973)
  Arne (1 episode, 1973)
  Fru Palm, journalist (1 episode, 1973)
Rossana Mariano ...
  Eva, 12 år (1 episode, 1973)
Lena Bergman ...
  Karin, syster till Eva (1 episode, 1973)
  Pressfotografens röst (uncredited) (1 episode, 1973)
  Fru Jacobi (uncredited) (1 episode, 1973)

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Plot Summary

Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married - unlike their friends Katarina and Peter who openly fight, especially when under the influence of alcohol - but there is a certain detached aloofness in the way they treat each other. In the next ten years, as they contemplate or embark upon divorce and/or known extramarital affairs, they come to differing understandings at each phase of their relationship of what they truly mean to each other. Regardless of if it's love or hate - between which there is a fine line - they also come to certain understandings of how they can best relate to each other, whether that be as husband and wife, friends, lovers or none of the above. Written by Huggo

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Taglines The dissecting of a marriage. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Scenes from a Marriage (World-wide, English title)
  • Scenes from a Marriage (United States)
  • Scènes de la vie conjugale (France)
  • Szenen einer Ehe (Germany)
  • Secretos de un matrimonio (Spain)
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  • 283 min
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Budget $150,000 (estimated)

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Trivia According to the interview with Ingmar Bergman, after the original TV mini-series version of the film was broadcast in Sweden, the divorce rate in Sweden increased substantially and the number of married couples who seek marriage consultants also doubled. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Scenes from a Marriage (1974). See more »
Soundtracks Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, Op. 10, No. 1 See more »
Crazy Credits The end credits aren't shown on-screen but read by director and writer Ingmar Bergman, while "a beautiful picture of Fårö" is shown (different for each episode). Bergman himself is not credited at all. See more »
Quotes Johan: We're emotional illiterates. We've been taught about anatomy and farming methods in Africa. We've learned mathematical formulas by heart. But we haven't been taught a thing about our souls. We're tremendously ignorant about what makes people tick.
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