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Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman.

Cast: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Gunnar Bjornstrand.

A famous actress is stricken with psychosomatic dumbness and is placed under a nurse's care in an isolated house, where the two gradually assume each other's personalities. In Swedish, with English subtitles. VHS

 

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Det Sjunde inseglit / The seventh seal

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman.

Cast: Gunnar Bjornstrand, Max Von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Inga Gill.

A 14th century Swedish knight returns from the Crusades to find his country ravaged by the plague. The knight encounters Death, personified, and plays chess with him, hoping for time to resolve his own religious doubts and to save a young couple from death. In Swedish with English subtitles. VHS.

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Skammen / Shame

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman.

Cast: Liv Ullmann, Max Von Sydow.

Two married concert violinists are morally challenged when a war they hoped to escape rages across their island refuge. Swedish with English subtitles. VHS.

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Sommaren med Monika

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman.

Cast: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg.

A promiscuous girl and young boy leave the city to spend an idyllic summer. When she becomes pregnant, they are forced to marry. After the child's birth, she is unfaithful and heads for a life of prostitution. In Swedish with English subtitles.

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