Skammen / Shame

TitleSkammen / Shame
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1968
AuthorsBergman, Ingmar
Running Time1h 43min
Date Released09/29/1968
DistributorSvensk Filmindustri
Publication LanguageSwedish

Directed by Ingmar Bergman, Shame (Skammen) is at once an examination of the violent legacy of World War II and a scathing response to the escalation of the conflict in Vietnam. Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann star as musicians living in quiet retreat on a remote island farm, until the civil war that drove them from the city catches up with them there. Amid the chaos of the military struggle, the two are faced with impossible moral choices that tear at the fabric of their relationship. This film, which contains some of the most devastating scenes in Bergman’s oeuvre, shows the impact of war on individual lives.

Original PublicationSkammen
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