Private Confessions Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Private Confessions the Movie

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Continues Bergman's exploration of his parents' unhappy marriage (following "The Best Intentions"), set mostly in 1925. Restless Anna (August) is constantly at odds with her clergyman husband, Henrik (Froler), and she has an affair with divinity student Tomas (Hanzon). Anna confesses the affair to Pastor Jacob (von Sydow), who she regards as a surrogate uncle, and he advises her to tell Henrik. Anna's confrontation with Henrik will leave lasting scars--as Anna once again reveals to Jacob some ten years later. Swedish with subtitles.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 127 minutes.
Originally from Swedish.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Marriage, Period Piece: 1920s, Religion, Romantic Triangles
Ingmar Bergman
Pernilla August, Samuel Froler, Max von Sydow, Thomas Hanzon
Sven Nykvist
Liv Ullmann
Ingrid Dahlberg, Castle Hill Productions, First Run Features

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