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23 Ratings

This Can't Happen Here

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Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Sweden, 1950
Thriller, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

In Bergman’s disowned post-war spy thriller, a love triangle grants a microscopic view into the international tensions that incite a Third World War.

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This Can't Happen Here Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Critics reviews

From the start, Bergman achieves an almost unbearable sense of dramatic tension using signature devices, including overwhelming closeups, highly inflected angles, and distortingly expressive points, streaks, and outlines of light and depths of shadow, as well as disturbing incongruities.
September 06, 2018
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Grevenius’s script, with its clichéd melodramatic flourishes and ham-handed habit of signifying that malevolence via backward spelling (one character’s surname is “Natas,” oy vey), proves intractable to Bergman’s mastery, which looks instead like super-competence with this hackneyed material.
September 04, 2018
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