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by Teen Movie Critic

"and "Persona"."
5 stars

Ingmar Bergman has been known to make pessimistic psychological dramas.

However, Bergman presents a rather touching semi-autobiographical tale of two young children, growing up in turn-of-the-century Sweden. It follows the trials and tribulations of the two title children (Bertil Guve and Pernilla Allwin), and the various burdens that descend upon their families' lives over passing years. Incredible is too small a word to describe this feast for the eyes. Bergman has said that this would be the film to finish his career (though he made one other film after this), and it ends a remarkable career of one of the greatest masters of cinema. A perfect film that should go along nicely with previous Bergman films, like "Wild Strawberries", "The Seventh Seal"

and "Persona".

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User Comments

8/22/13 PAUL SHORTT OVERLONG, SLOW AND UNEVEN 2 stars
11/20/10 Miguel Prado I have a big dick. 5 stars
6/08/10 Flathead King Great cinematography but characterization is ordinary and the story itself is silly. 2 stars
8/30/09 Tyler Sciortino Ingmar's ultimate statement. 5 stars
2/10/09 Joe Root Layers upon layers, all wonderfully done 5 stars
1/28/08 proper amateur film critic An accomplished masterpiece, with superb performances and rarely bettered direction 5 stars
3/25/05 craig varney loved it 5 stars
1/18/05 Troy Weets Incredible Bergman Film 5 stars
7/22/02 slyder very good movie 5 stars
2/12/02 john james one of the greatest films of all time. powerful, rich and breaking 5 stars
2/11/02 Gary Anderson Wonderful. thoughtful, moving... a cinematic delight. 5 stars
11/23/01 Andrew Carden Uninteresting and Quite Mindless Movie With Only Some Good Direction. 2 stars
9/24/01 R.W. Welch Splendid cinematography but much less gripping than Seventh Seal. 4 stars
9/23/01 mbl a beautiful, moving film. one of the best. 5 stars
12/29/00 richard dore one of the five greatest films of the century 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  02-Feb-1986 (R)
  DVD: 16-Nov-2004

UK
  02-Feb-1986

Australia
  02-Feb-1986




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