The silence

The silence

DVD - 2003 | Swedish
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"Traveling home by train through a country seemingly on the brink of war, two sisters -- the sickly, intellectual Ester and the sensual, pragmatic Anna -- along with Anna's young son, Johan, are forced to disembark in an unknown city in order for Ester to rest at a hotel. Johan, left to his own devices, finds a group of dwarfs from Spain in the hotel. Anna seduces a waiter. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan's affection, and in so doing sabotage what little remains of their ambiguous relationship."--Container.
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, 2003
Edition: Fullscreen version
ISBN: 9780780027046
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Tystnaden


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tibiri Jun 28, 2015

"How nice we don't understand each other" ....Bergman answer!
Camera movement !!
Acting !!!!
Bergman the master

Sep 25, 2014

This is a 1963 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman.
Although I don't like this film too much, Sigmund Freud would have loved it.
It tells about two sisters---Anna and Ester.
Anna seems to want to break free from her older sister Ester by having casual sex with a man she meets at a bar.
Anna then tells Ester about it.
Anna's wish to become free of her sister seems deeply rooted in childhood experiences.
It leads Anna to say things like "I wish she was dead" to the man who does not understand a word she is saying.
The apparent incestuous relationship of the sisters has destroyed them both: Esther is dying and Anna is tortured mentally.
Anyway, a lot is left up to you to interpret, which is typically of Bergman's movies.


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