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Private Confessions (1996)

Enskilda samtal (original title)
Five conversations frame a flawed marriage in this film written by Ingmar Bergman about his parents. Guilt-ridden wife Anna (Pernilla August) divulges an extramarital affair to a priest, ... See full summary »

Director:

Liv Ullmann

Writer:

Ingmar Bergman
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pernilla August ... Anna
Max von Sydow ... Jacob
Samuel Fröler ... Henrik
Thomas Hanzon ... Tomas Egerman
Anita Björk ... Karin Åkerblom
Vibeke Falk ... Fröken Nylander
Kristina Adolphson ... Maria
Gunnel Fred ... Märta Gärdsjö
Hans Alfredson ... Biskop Agrell
Bengt Schött Bengt Schött ... Vaktmästare Stille
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Storyline

Five conversations frame a flawed marriage in this film written by Ingmar Bergman about his parents. Guilt-ridden wife Anna (Pernilla August) divulges an extramarital affair to a priest, her uncle Jacob (Max von Sydow). He presses her to confess her sins to her husband, Henrik. As the film moves back and forth in time, the notion of truth is tested. Tomas, the lover, and Henrik will find that Anna's confessions do not absolve anyone, and have the power to inflict more pain. Source: Rotten Tomatoes Written by Sasa Aleksic

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Confessions See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,759, 10 January 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,759, 10 January 1999
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SVT Drama See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3 Letterbox
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Trivia

This is the last film by Ingmar Bergman with Sven Nykvist as the cinematographer. See more »

Alternate Versions

A theatrical version runs 131 minutes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Bergman Island (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesu bleibet meine Freunde, No. 147
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conducted by Christopher Hogwood
Performed by The Academy of Ancient Music
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Beautifully acted, beautifully shot
20 December 1999 | by ba916See all my reviews

Great acting all the way down the cast list. It's easy to get involved and empathize with the heroine, to care about her and what she's going through. And that, for me, is what makes a movie great.

Great photography, too.


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