Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård
Ingmar Bergman (Screenplay), Ingmar Bergman (Director)
Release: Jun. 6th, 1961
Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger brother, Minus, is confused by Karin's vulnerability and his own budding sexuality. Their father, David, cannot overcome his haughty remoteness. Beset by visions, Karin descends further into madness.
I saw the trailer many years ago. I think it had english actors. The plot seemed to be that an older couple rented a room to a young man, and the wife got the hots for him. She was a chunky woman, I ...
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Harriet Andersson goes through staggering emotional range in this powerful film, beautifully photographed by Sven Nykvist.
It is also considered part of Bergman's unofficially thematic trilogy about God's silence, which is probably due to how the mental issues affecting Bjrnstrand's daughter (Harriet Andersson) manifest themselves as hallucinations regarding God's potential existence on a plane understandable to human b....