Adult themes, sexual references, low level sex scenes
|Actors:||Erland Josephson, Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Jan Malmsjo, Gunnel Lindblom, Anita Wall, Wenche Foss, Lena Bergman, Rosanna Mariano, Bertil Norstrom, Barbro Hiort Af Ornas|
An intimate exploration of a disintegrating marriage, this powerful drama features faultless performances from two of Ingmar Bergman's greatest acting collaborators - Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson. When Marianne discovers that her husband, Johann, is involved with a younger woman (Bibi Andersson) she re-evaluates her life and the importance of her marriage.
Time passes, their relationship changes and the couple divorce. Then - several years later - they have an illicit affair during which they talk with frankness and understanding about their feelings for one another. Capturing the trauma of a beleagured marriage in painful close-up, this exhaustive study of doubt, despair and confusion is brought to life by the superb photography of Bergman's frequent cinematographer, Sven Nykvist.