Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller
A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together.
In the spring of 1965 Bergman was admitted to the Sophia Hospital, Stockholm, for double pneumonia and acute penicillin poisoning. While hospitalized, he created the basic script of "Persona". Inspired by August Strindberg's one-act play "The Stronger", an existence which consisted of dead people, brick walls and some dreary park trees and conceived as a sonata for two instruments.
If she won't speak or move because she decides not to, which it must be if she isn't ill, then it shows that she is mentally very strong. I might not be equal to it.
The American version, released by United Artists, omits a brief close-up shot of an erect penis from the film's pre-credit collage.
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