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Face to Face (1976)

Ansikte mot ansikte (original title)
R | | Drama, Fantasy | 5 April 1976 (USA)
A married couple of psychiatrists has their relationship tested when one suffers a mental breakdown.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Dr. Jenny Isaksson
... Dr. Tomas Jacobi
... The Grandmother
... The Grandfather
... Nurse Veronica
... Jenny's Mother
... Mikael Strömberg
Helene Friberg ... Anna, Jenny's Daughter
... Helmuth Wankel (as Ulf Johanson)
... Jenny's Husband
... Jenny's Father
... Rapist
... Elisabeth Wankel
... Rapist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mona Andersson ... Patient
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Storyline

A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness. Dr. Jenny Isaksson is a psychiatrist married to another psychiatrist; both are successful in their jobs but slowly, agonizingly, she succumbs to a breakdown. Jenny is haunted by images and emotions from her past and eventually cannot function, either as a wife, a doctor or as an individual. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Fantasy

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The TV version is a four-part mini-series: 1. Uppbrottet (The Separation); 2. Gränsen (The Border); 3. Skymningslandet (The Twilight Land); 4. Återkomsten (The Return). A total of 176 minutes compared to the movie's 130 minutes (25 fps). See more »

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Dr. Jenny Isaksson: My legs aren't there. Could someone get them over there in the corner and put them back on?
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Referenced in Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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Lullaby, Opus 49, No.4
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By Johannes Brahms
Hummed by Liv Ullmann
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Very interesting, very well acted, and powerful.
23 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a very good film. You better watch it after you have seen some of th other Bergman movie, because its one of his more complicated movies.

A psychiatrist suffers from something she cant understand. We will join her in her search for redemption. On the way will see complicated relationships, dreams with a deep meaning, and metaphoric visions. Very powerful moments in this movie. Those who love Bergman are sure to enjoy this, this is one of the best of his 70s/80s movies.

Except the interesting storyline there's also good acting form all the players and an amazing acting from Liv Ullmann. Her fans will surely enjoy this.


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