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#509. Shame (Skammen)

  • Year: 1968
  • Country: Sweden
  • Language: Swedish
  • Production: AB Svensk, 103m B&W
  • Director: Ingmar Bergman
  • Producer: Lars-Owe Carlberg
  • Screenplay: Ingmar Bergman
  • Photography: Sven Nykvist
  • Cast: Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Sigge Fürst, Gunnar Björnstrand, Ulf Johansson

Abridged Book Description

Of the films Ingmar Bergman made in the mid-to-late 1960s with Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann on his beloved island of Faro, Shame is perhaps the greatest... This study of the devastating effects of war on a couple is one of the most persuasive accounts of a relationship transformed by forces over which it has little or no control.