Cries and Whispers

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Cries and Whispers

sibling relationship sweden dying and death sister cancer mansion 19th century

Cries and Whispers

Release Date: December 21, 1972

Year    :   1972
Slogan    :   «Four women dressed in white in a mansion painted red...haunted by whispers and cries.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Cinematograph AB, Svenska Filminstitutet
Director    :   Ingmar Bergman
Producers    :   Ingmar Bergman, Lars-Owe Carlberg
Writers    :   Ingmar Bergman
RunTime    :   95 mins.
Budget    :   400000

As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's attempted suicide, caused by his discovery of her extramarital affair. The self-loathing, suicidal Karin seems to regard her sister with revulsion. Only Anna, the deeply religious maid who lost her young child, seems able to offer Agnes solace and empathy.


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