Passion Of Anna

Passion Of Anna

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Director: Ingmar Bergman

Cast: Ingmar Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow

     
 

Ingmar Bergman's sparse drama of loneliness and desire has been given a caring presentation for this North American DVD release. En Passion (aka The Passion of Anna) has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at its original widescreen aspect ratio of 1.66.1. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono; the dialogue is in Swedish, with anSee more details below

Overview

Ingmar Bergman's sparse drama of loneliness and desire has been given a caring presentation for this North American DVD release. En Passion (aka The Passion of Anna) has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at its original widescreen aspect ratio of 1.66.1. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono; the dialogue is in Swedish, with an alternate dubbed soundtrack in Spanish, as well as optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. This edition includes a number of bonus features, among them a commentary track from author and Bergman scholar Marc Gervais. Also included is a reading of Bergman's original story by Elliott Gould, a short documentary on the making of the film, interviews with cast members Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, and Erland Josephson, a gallery of production photos, and the film's original trailer.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Tom Wiener
One of Ingmar Bergman's underrated chamber dramas, The Passion of Anna is basically a four-hander featuring a quartet of Bergman stalwarts, most importantly Liv Ullmann. Bergman's script pits her Anna and Max von Sydow's Andreas against each other, as two characters trying to outlive the damage they've done to themselves in the past. Anna is crippled from an accident which killed her husband and son, and Andreas is an ex-con; both retreat from the world by seeking refuge on an island. Guilt and regret gnaw at them, and they begin to see in the bourgeois lives of their mutual friends, Ellis and Evan (Bibi Andersson and Erland Josephson), something they might enjoy together. But Anna and Andreas' coming together proves only momentarily comforting and ultimately destructive, as Andreas knows more about Anna's past than she realizes. When the two quarrel and he uses that knowledge against her, the effect is devastating on them. Bergman's inclusion of a subplot, in which a loner on the island is falsely accused of vandalism and commits suicide under pressure from the community, reinforces the theme of isolation.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2004
UPC:
0027616867896
Original Release:
1970
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:41:00

Special Features

Brand-new film transfer presented in the original aspect ratio; Original story reading by Elliott Gould; "Disintegration of Passion" featurette; On-camera interviews with Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, and Erland Josephson; Audio commentary by Ingmar Bergman biographer Marc Gervais; Photo gallery; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liv Ullmann Anna
Bibi Andersson Eva
Max von Sydow Andreas
Erland Josephson Elis
Erik Hell Johan Andersson
Sigge Fuerst Verner
Lennart Blomkvist Actor
Marianne Karlbeck Actor
Britta Brunius Woman in dream
Lars-Owe Carlberg Police officer
Malin Ek Woman in dream
Svea Holst Verner's wife
Annika Kronberg Katarina
Barbro Hjort af Ornäs Woman in dream
Hjoerdis Pettersson Johan's sister

Technical Credits
Ingmar Bergman Director,Screenwriter
Lars-Owe Carlberg Producer
Cecilia Drott Makeup
Siv Kanalv Editor
P.A. Lundgren Production Designer
Siv Lundgren Editor
Mago Costumes/Costume Designer
Ulf Nordholm Special Effects
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Disrepair [5:16]
2. Anna Come and Gone [4:13]
3. Max's Views on Andreas [1:06]
4. Dear Anna [3:20]
5. A Dog's Life [3:27]
6. Believers at Dinner [6:10]
7. A History of Catastrophes [4:10]
8. In Drunken Silence [5:38]
9. Liv's Views on Anna [:48]
10. Unloved and Neglected [10:16]
11. Never Any Children [5:22]
12. Cruelty to Animals [4:38]
13. Sharing Andreas [2:47]
14. Anna's Marriage [6:14]
15. Life Under Suspicion [2:00]
16. A Defenseless Creature [2:58]
17. Bibi's Views on Eva [1:27]
18. Warnings Underneath [4:06]
19. Andersson's "Confession" [6:45]
20. Cancer of the Soul [3:29]
21. A Humiliating Failure [4:20]
22. Erland's Views on Elis [:41]
23. The End Is Near [5:16]
24. Return to Solitude [6:07]

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