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The Silence

Spine #211

Aug 19, 2003

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Swedish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The Silence

Directed By: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Jörgen Lindström, Håkan Jahnberg, Birger Malmsten
Licensor: Svensk Filmindustri

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Two sisters-the sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin) and the sensual, pragmatic Anna (Gunnel Lindblom)-travel by train with Anna's young son Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom) to a foreign country seemingly on the brink of war. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan's affection, and in so doing sabotage any hope for a future together. Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, Ingmar Bergman's The Silence offers a brilliant, disturbing vision of emotional isolation in a suffocating spiritual void.

  • Exploring the film: Video discussion with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie
  • Poster gallery for the trilogy films
  • Essay by film scholar Leo Braudy
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack


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