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8.3
/10
2,897 Ratings

Hour of the Wolf

Vargtimmen

Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Sweden, 1968
Horror, Drama

Synopsis

While vacationing in seclusion on a remote Scandanavian island with his pregnant wife, a painter is haunted by disturbing visions as he confronts his repressed desires. Before long, his wife begins experiencing her husband’s hallucinations which leads to a shocking discovery.

Our take

Inspired by his own recurring nightmares, Ingmar Bergman followed Persona with this gothic horror. Pairing Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann as a couple confronting trauma and the return of the repressed, Hour of the Wolf is full of Bergman’s most frightening flourishes and stark, surreal imagery.

Hour of the Wolf Directed by Ingmar Bergman

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