Shame

Shame

Director: Ingmar Bergman Cast: Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Restored)

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Overview

Shame demonstrates the futility of escaping the consequences of war. In 1971, the Rosenbergs, Jan (Max von Sydow) and Eva (Liv Ullmann), have retreated to an island off the coast of their unnamed country, which is embroiled in a civil conflict. Trained and employed as classical violinists, they make a modest living raising and selling lingonberries, though they continue to play their instruments. When a plane carrying soldiers crashes on the island, Jan and Eva see their lives changed in an instant as soldiers from both sides of the conflict overrun the island and fighting breaks out. The couple is arrested and charged with collaborating with the rebel forces. Colonel Jacobi (Gunnar Bjornstrand), an old friend of the couple, is in charge of the army defending the island, and he agrees to have the couple released if Eva will have sex with him. Shortly after Jan learns of Eva's betrayal, rebel forces gain the upper hand and order Jan to execute Jacobi, which he readily agrees to do. Not sure which side is safe to throw in with, the couple agree to leave on an early morning boat for another island, which is presumably sheltered from the conflict.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2019
UPC: 0715515226219
Original Release: 1968
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 15,946

Special Features

New 2k digital restoration with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Interviews with Director Ingmar Bergman and a brief excerpt from a press conference for the film, recorded in 1967 and '68 for Swedish television; New interview with actor Liv Ullmann; An Introduction to Ingmar Bergman, a 1968 documentary made during the film's production, featuring an extensive interview wiht Bergman; Plus: An essay by critic Michael Sragow

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liv Ullmann Eva
Max von Sydow Jan
Gunnar Björnstrand Jacobi
Hans Alfredson Lobelius
Birgitta Valberg Mrs. Jacobi
Sigge Fuerst Filip
Ingvar Kjellson Oswald
Lars Amble An Officer
Axel Duberg Pilot
Karl-Axel Forsberg Secretary
Agda Helin Shopkeeper
Barbro Hjort af Ornäs Woman on Boat
Åke Jörnfalk Condemned Man
Gosta Prnzelius Pastor
Vilgot Sjöman Interviewer
Frank Sundstrom Chief Interrogator
Per Berglund Soldier
Bengt Eklund Guard
Ulf Johansson Doctor
Stig Lindberg Assistant doctor
Frej Lindqvist Bent man
Rune Lindstrom Fat man
Willy Peters Older Officer
Goesta Pruezelius The Vicar

Technical Credits
Ingmar Bergman Director,Screenwriter
Evald Andersson Special Effects
Johann Sebastian Bach Score Composer
Lennart Blomkvist Art Director
Lars-Owe Carlberg Producer
P.A. Lundgren Art Director
Borje Lundh Makeup
Mago Costumes/Costume Designer
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Ulla Ryghe Editor

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