Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners. This is the theatrical version Bergman cut from the original five-hour, six-part television version.
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"Sometimes I hate you for what you did to me. I rejoice every hour that passes without a thought of you. I have friends, lovers, children, and a job I enjoy that I'm good at. Yet, I'm tied to you. I don't know why. Perhaps I'm a masochist, or else I'm just a one-man-woman."
Who makes a film that's 300 minutes long about a couple fighting... Bergman, yet it's brilliant, yet will scare the average person out of ever wanting to get married. Strindberg would have cried tears of joy, as his influence in Bergman is incredibly present in this film.