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The silence = Tystnaden

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Full screen version.


In Swedish or dubbed English with optional English subtitles.


Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten, Håkan Jahnberg, Jorgen Lindström.

Publication Information

[United States] : Criterion Collection, 2003.

Physical Description

1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: Not rated.


"Traveling home by train through a country seemingly on the brink of war, two sisters--the sickly, intellectual Ester and the sensual, pragmatic Anna--along with Anna's young son, Johan, are forced to disembark in an unknown city in order for Ester to rest. 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 what little remains of their ambiguous relationship."--Container.


Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.

Special features: new high-definition transfer of the original, uncensored Swedish version, with restored image and sound; exploring the film: video discussion with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie; poster gallery for the trilogy films; essay by film scholar Leo Braudy; original U.S. theatrical trailer; optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition.

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