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A good movie

Even though I have seen more than 6000 movies, I have to admit that I have seen only maybe 2 movies directed by Ingmar Bergman. The last one I saw from this director was maybe a decade ago and since this movie was on the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list, I was really eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, as usual with this director, I really had a hard time to connect with the damned thing. In this case, what mostly made this movie both alienating but at same time really intriguing was the total lack of context. Indeed, there was no real introduction, no explanation about when or where it was taking place or what was exactly going on which was sometimes rather frustrating, especially in my case, as I usually avoid the trailer and don't read the synopsis before watching a movie. And, yet, there was still something quite spellbinding about the damned thing. During a few scenes, the characters talked about their dreams and this lack of contect did create a dream-like vibe, or maybe I should I say a nightmarish vibe. Futhermore, the whole thing gave an interesting look on how far people would go in order they survive and it is especially neat when you think that this movie was made 50 years before 'The Walking Dead'. Concerning Max von Sydow, he was pretty good but he had a rather thankless part and, eventually, I was above all impressed by Liv Ullmann. Indeed, it was the first movie I saw with this actress, she gave a really strong performance and I will definitely try to check the other movies she made with Bergman. Anyway, to conclude, even though I wasn't completely sold, it was still a good movie and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Ingmar Bergman's work. 

Added by johanlefourbe
8 months ago on 15 April 2018 07:48