Ingmar Bergman's existential study of life during wartime begins like a chamber drama, with husband-and-wife classical musicians Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann ensconced in a country farmhouse, quietly waiting out the far-off events of an unnamed war. But then the war comes to them, changing everything around them, inside them and between them. As control of their village alternates from one army to the other, von Sydow and Ullmann do what they must simply to survive — with soul-destroying consequences. DIR/SCR Ingmar Bergman; PROD Lars-Owe Carlberg. Sweden, 1968, b&w, 103 min. In Swedish with English subtitles. RATED R
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