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Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) (1972)

Cries and Whispers
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8.1 IMDB rating

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Anders Ek

Anders Ek

Isak, the priest
Inga Gill

Inga Gill

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Erland Josephson

Erland Josephson

David, the doctor
Henning Moritzen

Henning Moritzen

Joakim, Maria's husband


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A film by Mr. Pretentious

1 year, 6 months ago at Mar 6 15:20
Cries and Whispers is far too pretentious too be taken seriously. The fact that Ingmar Bergman is still regarded as a masterful director is one of those big mysteries in cinema. Sadly Bergman's films spanned during the 50's all the way up to the 80's, shame, as Bergman could have really made it into today's generation; with its silly emotional silliness, confronting life's many many flaws, but I'm... read more
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Description: In turn-of-the-century Sweden, cancer-stricken, dying Agnes is visited in her isolated rural mansion by her sisters Karin and Maria. As Agnes' condition deteriorates and pain management becomes increasingly more difficult, fear and revulsion grip the sisters, who seem incapable of empathy, and Agnes' only comfort and solace comes from ... (more)
Release date: 5 March 1973
UPC: 037429156322
Drama (11), Sweden (11), 1970s (10), Death (9), 1972 (9), Family (8), Cancer (6), Pain (6), Swedish (6), Doctor (5), Blood (5), Sickness (5), Love (5), Maid (5), Housekeeper (4), Mansion (4), Infidelity (4), Terminal Illness (3), (3), Servant (3)
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