Shame (Skammen)


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Film Info
Original Title:Skammen
Program:The Bergman Century
Release Year:1968
Runtime:103 min
Print Source:Janus Films
Director:Ingmar Bergman
Producer:Lars-Owe Carlberg
Cinematographer:Sven Nykvist
Screenwriter:Ingmar Bergman
Editor:Ulla Ryghe
Principal Cast:Liv Ullmann
Max von Sydow
Sigge Fürst
Gunnar Björnstrand
Birgitta Valberg


Shame was Bergman’s scathing response to the escalation of the conflict in Vietnam. Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann star as musicians living in quiet retreat on a remote island farm, where the civil war that drove them from the city soon catches up with them. Amid the chaos and confusion of the military struggle, vividly evoked by Sven Nykvist’s handheld camera work, the two are faced with uncomfortable moral choices. This film, which contains some of the greatest scenes in Bergman’s oeuvre, shows the devastating impact of war on defenseless individuals.

The Bergman Century

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