"Hey, Mom! What's on TV tonight?" "Just a little movie about some actors who had to deal with a mean judge." Better than most TV movies, Bergman pushes the limit and exposes the hypocrisy of the judicial system. Karma is a bitch.
Three artists turn the tables on an inquisitive lawyer via a demented endgame that plays out not unlike Hour of the Wolf. Undoubtably Bergman, but unfortunately lacks the psychological depths of his preceding masterpieces of the 60's. Ingrid is ravishing....
I have a problem with Bergman, there's very few films I like, even though I have watched hardly any, I know I sound like a FoxNews commentator, still it is a film where the lines of the narrative are very hard to separate and that would usually be a compliment, here it becomes so in your face/intense,it forces me to withdraw from the film, as in many Nouvelle Vague...I'm not cinema critic, but it must be my problem.
Un Bergman sperimentale e meraviglioso come al solito si interroga sul valore dell'arte e sui limiti imposti dalla censura e dalla morale.Tre personaggi(emblemi dei vari aspetti dell'arte stessa) indissolubilmente uniti,che raggiungono il culmine solo nel vertice della loro unione.Camera fissa,linguaggio drammatico,interpretazioni coinvolgenti,finale enorme.Il fatto che fosse destinato alla tv fa riflettere parecchio