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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.

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Writer:

Ingmar Bergman
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Liv Ullmann ... Dr. Jenny Isaksson
Erland Josephson ... Dr. Tomas Jacobi
Aino Taube ... The Grandmother
Gunnar Björnstrand ... The Grandfather
Kristina Adolphson ... Nurse Veronica
Marianne Aminoff ... Jenny's Mother
Gösta Ekman ... Mikael Strömberg
Helene Friberg Helene Friberg ... Anna, Jenny's Daughter
Ulf Johansson ... Helmuth Wankel (as Ulf Johanson)
Sven Lindberg ... Jenny's Husband
Jan-Erik Lindqvist ... Jenny's Father
Birger Malmsten ... Rapist
Sif Ruud ... Elisabeth Wankel
Göran Stangertz ... Rapist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mona Andersson 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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A woman's most intimate encounter with the one person she didn't know. Herself. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

5 April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Face to Face See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (4 parts) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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 film's 130 minutes (25 fps). As of August 2019 this remains unreleased on DVD/Blu-ray. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Annie Hall (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Fantasy in C-minor, K.475
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Käbi Laretei
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The greatest acting performance ever filmed
21 July 2003 | by bundanglabSee all my reviews

I saw this with friends when it was first released and twenty minutes after we had left the cinema we realized that no one had spoken. This is a masterful film with Liv Ullman's performance eclipsing any seen on screen. You feel the pain, the hurt and the confusion as you watch this woman's journey. A film for those who like intense, thought provoking and intelligent story telling.


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