Faithless Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Faithless the Movie

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Visitor rating
2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Ullman again directs a Bergman screenplay about raw emotions and the pain of broken relationships. Evidently semi-autobiographical (it's set on Bergman's island home of Faro), an aging filmmaker (Josephson) in a spare office contemplates his newest screenplay when he's visited by an actress. This visitation is wholly in his mind, however, as Marianne (Endre) aids "Bergman" in writing about a painful affair in his past. Married to Markus (Hanzon), Marianne falls into an affair with close family friend David, who turns out to be the filmmaker in his younger days. The affair wreaks havoc on all three, while Marianne and David's daughter becomes a pawn. While the older filmmaker is thoughtful and even wistful, Bergman shows his younger, more reckless self little sympathy, while Ullman captures the director's languorous style. In Swedish with subtitles.

Distribution

First Look Home Entertainment, 8000 Sunset Blvd., East Penthouse, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (323)337-1000, Fax: (323)337-1078, Email: info@firstlookmedia.com, URL: http://www.firstlookmedia.com, Remarks: A division of First Look Pictures

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 142 minutes.
Originally from Swedish.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Marriage, Divorce, Romantic Triangles, Flashback, Custody Battles, Adultery, Paris, Writers
Screenplay
Ingmar Bergman
Cast
Lena Endre, Erland Josephson, Thomas Hanzon, Krister Henriksson, Philip Zanden, Marie Richardson, Michelle Gylemo, Juni Dahr, Therese Brunnander
Cinematography
Jorgen Persson
Director
Liv Ullmann
Other
Gabor Pasztor, Sylvia Ingemarsson, Inger E. Pehrsson, Goran Wassberg
Producer
Kaj Larsen, Svensk Filmindustri, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Fireworks Pictures

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