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Ullman again directs a Bergman screenplay about raw emotions and the pain of broken relationships. Evidently semi-autobiographical (it's set on Bergman's island home of Faro), an aging filmmaker (Josephson) in a spare office contemplates his newest screenplay when he's visited by an actress. This visitation is wholly in his mind, however, as Marianne (Endre) aids "Bergman" in writing about a painful affair in his past. Married to Markus (Hanzon), Marianne falls into an affair with close family friend David, who turns out to be the filmmaker in his younger days. The affair wreaks havoc on all three, while Marianne and David's daughter becomes a pawn. While the older filmmaker is thoughtful and even wistful, Bergman shows his younger, more reckless self little sympathy, while Ullman captures the director's languorous style. In Swedish with subtitles.

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Available on Running time 142 minutes. Originally from Swedish.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Marriage, Divorce, Romantic Triangles, Flashback, Custody Battles, Adultery, Paris, Writers
Screenplay
Ingmar Bergman
Cast
Lena Endre, Erland Josephson, Thomas Hanzon, Krister Henriksson, Philip Zanden, Marie Richardson, Michelle Gylemo, Juni Dahr, Therese Brunnander
Cinematography
Jorgen Persson
Director
Liv Ullmann
Other
Gabor Pasztor, Sylvia Ingemarsson, Inger E. Pehrsson, Goran Wassberg
Producer
Kaj Larsen, Svensk Filmindustri, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Fireworks Pictures

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Faithless
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Faithless came out in 2000 and has a total running time of 142 minutes. This film is spoken in Swedish with English subtitles. Lena Endre, Erland Josephson, Thomas Hanzon, Krister Henriksson and Philip Zanden star in this romantic drama. Marianne is married to Markus. She is a theater actress and he’s an orchestra conductor. Markus and Marianne go through a rough divorce and painful custody battle after Markus finds that Marianne has been having an affair with their friend David, who’s a director.