Faithless (2000)

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An imaginary woman recollects the painful experience of adultery to a storyteller.


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26 October 2000 | hammy-3
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| Bergman's beautiful melancholy lives
Scripted by Ingmar Bergman and directed by his protege Liv Ullman, this film is much closer in spirit to Bergman realist dramas of the '70's than to his earlier expressionist work. Many of his characteristic themes are here: the responsibility of artists, and the hopelessness at the heart of modern relationships are prominent.

It's a deeply melancholy film, the only piece of comic relief is a scene where one of the protagonists is rehearsing a play which is hopelessly overwrought: if cinema is Bergman's mistress and theatre his wife, in this case, she's a wild, psychotic spouse. The movie as a whole is deeply theatrical, though, saved from being stagey by a few beautifully poetic cinematic touches. The acting is wonderful, bringing to a well-worn tale a deeply moving grandeur.

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Release Date:

15 September 2000

Language

Swedish, French


Country of Origin

Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway

Filming Locations

Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,462 28 January 2001

Gross USA:

$739,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$918,033

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