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The Silence

BERGMAN AT HIS MOST POWERFUL! SHOCKING! BOLD!

Two sisters (Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom) and a 10-year-old boy are traveling together and end up in a small town in a Central European country on the brink of war. The last film in Ingmar Bergmanā€™s trilogy on faith was censored in several countries due to its sexual content, but also became an art-house phenomenon. Dark and claustrophobic, and silence does indeed play a huge role as the boy explores his surroundings and becomes a witness to weird adult behavior. The two stars are very good as sisters with a troubled relationship, or are they two sides of one characterā€¦?

1963-Sweden. 95 min. B/W. Written and directed byĀ Ingmar Bergman. Cinematography: Sven Nykvist. Cast: Ingrid Thulin (Ester), Gunnel Lindblom (Anna), Birger Malmsten (The Waiter), HĆ„kan Jahnberg, Jƶrgen Lindstrƶmā€¦ Kotti Chave.

Trivia: Original title: Tystnaden. Later a stage play. The other two films in the trilogy are Through a Glass Darkly (1961) and Winter LightĀ (1963).

 

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