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The Lie (1970)

Reservatet (original title)
A Swedish couple are trapped in their marriage and way of life. Locked up in their bourgeois inferno.

Director:

Jan Molander

Writer:

Ingmar Bergman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunnel Lindblom ... Anna
Per Myrberg ... Andreas
Erland Josephson ... Elis
Georg Funkquist ... Fadern
Toivo Pawlo ... Albert
Sif Ruud ... Fröken Prakt
Barbro Larsson Barbro Larsson ... Karin
Helena Brodin ... Syster Ester
Olof Bergström ... Doktor Farman
Erik Hell ... Generaldirektören
Göran Graffman Göran Graffman ... Bauer
Börje Ahlstedt ... Feldt
Gun Arvidsson Gun Arvidsson ... Magda Farman
Catherine Berg Catherine Berg ... Elis hustru
Claes Thelander ... Fredrik Sernelius
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A Swedish couple are trapped in their marriage and way of life. Locked up in their bourgeois inferno.

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

28 October 1970 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Reservaatti See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sveriges Radio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Originates from the same working material as The Passion of Anna (1969), both with Erland Josephson as Elis Vergérus. See more »

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Where Is It?
10 December 2014 | by chureiSee all my reviews

Ingmar directed this film, in an eagerly anticipated American debut. I remember it in bits and pieces, but it was superb in every way. I do remember Mary Ann Mobley in an intense scene of hysteria and crying. (I believe she was a mistress). I cannot believe that this one-time masterwork by one of the great directors of all time has vanished. Where is it? I do not recall any other Bergman production created directly for American audiences. Certainly, ANY of his works, even the lesser-received ones, are part of a pantheon of important works by a master. If we can find old material from the same era and reproduce it, however non-perfect, we should be able to study this one. Let's find it.


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