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A47

28Nov13

"When I was young, I thought God had a beard." Is it just me, or is there some bizarre la nouvelle vague influence in this? Very disturbing at points. Too many close-ups. Good production design.The architecture choices are quite interesting. The discoveries of the puppy and the woman sleeping in her car really got me. The cart image is nice. I like the idea of the two-couple psychoanalytical drama more than its execution here. "You have cancer of the soul."

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Mike A

19Nov13

Good, but not among the major Bergman-Nykvist collabs IMO. The self-reflexive, formatted narrative is fine--though, as with most of Bergman's avant garde gestures, it carries little conviction compared to the work of his more radical contemporaries--but it precludes the in-the-moment fervor that he needs to complement his morbidity. The sense of psychological horror is more theoretical than anything else.

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Andrei Herea

16Feb13

An intricate experiment with form and narrative, up to the point in which it resembles a meta-film. One of my favourite of his. The ending alone is enough to justify the film's unquestionable grandeur.

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Ryan Mulhern

25Jan13

Did this movie just call me a slut?

Matthew Thompson and 4 others like this

Frankly, Mr. Shankly, Jack M, Bret Bynum, DT

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DT

25Jan13

Bergman’s leap to colour gives En passion a unique feel; his quartet as the fractured individuals whose connivings collide, in claustrophobic bourgeois social drama. Meanwhile, the spirit of Persona lives on, its blurring of narrative boundaries: interviews with actors discussing their characters, in lieu of inner monologue; omniscient narration from Bergman himself as author; testing of new colours, shadows, lighting, edits. Bare-naked as psychologia; more intriguing as deconstruction of the filmography, in varied experiment.

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Paul Pastoor

20Jan13

"This time his name is Andreas" A haunting, brilliant final shot!

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lukasbicho

21Sep12

Bergman en estado puro: desde el comienzo ya sabemos que este personaje es un ser torturado, y la aparición de las dos mujeres añade más depresión a su alma. Eso, y las mentiras que no pueden distinguirse de la verdad. Nunca sabremos nada, aislados. Excelentes interpretaciones, fotografía, todo...

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Trolley Freak

26Jul12

The protagonists of Bergman's masterly drama are all damaged souls and their pain and miseries are deeply felt and eloquently expressed by a director who had also centred his previous films Hour Of The Wolf and Shame on isolated social groups. The coldness of a bleak winter on a Swedish island is reflected in Nykvist's muted colour photography, appropriate for a film of such icy intensity. Never less than riveting...

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viivahate

23Jul12

loneliness and suffering are so intense that he can turn it to something poetic and beautiful. the final shot was epic, i think i will never forget that part. he's a genius.

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Monsieur Arkadin

5Mar12

I think this is one Bergman's most powerful and most underrated films. The final shot is pure cinema, and I think one of the most potent images I've ever seen.

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JOE

6Feb12

Loved this. Loved the composition, the style, the acting. Bergman is amazing.

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ramosbarajas

1Feb12

The self-referential, metaphysical, and modernist aspects of this film show that Bergman was still experimenting even when he had ensured his place on cinematic history. The experimentation- seeing the actors talk about the characters WITHIN the film- is one of the most intriguing moments of his oeuvre. However, these may turn off viewers, who may prefer the religious or existentialist issues of his earlier films.

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Lorna Singh

29Dec11

Not my favorite by Bergman,at times frustrating to watch.If there is a film that should not have 'Passion' in the title,this is it.

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All Is Grace

21Dec11

Great film, but Bergman has better films.

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Checkpoint Charlie

7May11

Ah, could also be called "Bergman's Love Story", heh.

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Arctvrvs

20Nov10

meta and stuff

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Kurt Öhrström

10Sep10

Different and interesting.

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HEDONIST

3Mar10

Postmodernist deconstructivism a la personality disintegration... more self-reflective cinema in a strikingly metacinematic period of Bergman's cannon.

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Jared

17Dec09

Some of Bergman's best writing and boldest direction, with solid performances from all, especially Max von Sydow. A dark and beautiful film that perfectly finished the decade of Bergman's finest work.

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