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Movie Review: 'Faithless'

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Faithless

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
142 minutes
Limited Release Date:
01/26/01
performer:
Lena Endre, Thomas Hanzon, Krister Hendriksson, Michelle Gylemo, Erland Josephson
director:
Liv Ullmann
Producers:
SVT Drama
distributor:
Samuel Goldwyn Films
author:
Ingmar Bergman
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

The second film Liv Ullmann has directed from a script by Ingmar Bergman is a searing close-up epic of adultery. Marianne (Lena Endre), a serenely willful actress, destroys the affectionate and sensual haven of her marriage by commencing an affair with the couple’s good friend (Krister Henriksson). Bergman homes in on the terrifying hidden design of adultery — the way that its very destructiveness can fulfill a couple’s secret need to tear at and caress each other’s wounds. A-