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Silence (The)

Sweden, Swedish, 96 mins

Original Title

Tystnaden
  • Director: Ingmar Bergman
  • Writer: Ingmar Bergman
  • Producer: Allan Ekelund

CGiii Comment

This is cinema - it is darkly beautiful...but, by no stretch of the imagination is it enjoyable.

Both actresses excel with the intensity - they must have been physically drained by the end.

The metaphors are everywhere.

A work of genius, perhaps...but, not an entertaining one.


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The(ir) Blurb...

"The Silence" is about the emotional distance between two sisters. The younger one is still attractive enough to pick up a lover in a strange city. The older one -- even though she is very ill -- would like to make a human connection also but cannot leave the hotel room. Traveling with the sisters is a small boy who escapes into the hotel, meets a troupe of dwarfs. Which sister is this little boy's mother?

Cast & Characters

Ingrid Thulin as Ester;
Gunnel Lindblom as Anna;
Birger Malmsten as The Bartender;
Hakan Jahnberg as The Waiter;
Jorgen Lindstrom as Johan;
Lissi Alandh as Woman in variety hall;
Karl-Arne Bergman as The paper boy;
Leif Forstenberg as Man in variety hall;
Eduardo Gutierrez as Impressario;
Eskil Kalling as The bar owner;
Birger Lensander as The Doorkeeper;
Kristina Olausson as Anna;
Nils Waldt as The Cashier;
Olof Widgren as The Old Man

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