Scener ur ett äktenskap (Scenes from a Marriage)
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Scener ur ett äktenskap (Scenes from a Marriage)
Marianne and Johan always seemed like the perfect couple. But when Johan suddenly leaves Marianne for another woman, they are forced to confront the disintegration of their marriage.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is an uncompromisingly harrowing and honest account of male-female relationships."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Bergman's screenplay leaves nothing to the imagination and turns the film into a windy soap opera most of the time; what might have been a masterpiece in the TV original (although I doubt it) becomes in its truncated form mostly elegant mush."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"Reflecting the feminist movement, this raw, uncompromising anatomy of marriage, centers on Liv Ullmann's doubts, despair and confusion after her husband leaves her"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"This raw and uncompromising movie, which should be required viewing for anyone even thinking about getting hitched, has endured as one of Bergman's finest achievements."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Bergman's film is full of acute, resonant observations on the emotional lives of its characters, the memory of which lingers long after the closing credits."
‑ , Film4
"One of the truest, most luminous love stories ever made."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Left so little to the imagination."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A dramatically absorbing and psychologically rich portrait of a couple whose intimate relationship is falling apart and evolving into something quite different."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Shot in 16mm and tightly photographed, the film is immediate and unflinching in its probity, its scenes ranging from the enormously cruel to the redemptive."
‑ Jake Euker, Filmcritic.com
"It's a movie of such extraordinary intimacy that it has the effect of breaking into mysterious components many things we ordinarily accept without thought, familiar and banal objects, faces, attitudes, and emotions, especially love."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"There is little plot to speak of -- the film's chief force lying in its dramatization of marital trauma -- but viewers will be deeply moved by the marvelous acting and the honesty of Bergman's screenplay."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It peels the skin off marriage to see how it really ticks."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"The shelf life of a marriage is meticulously plotted by Sweden's leading arthouse director. Not that the plotting is over: Saraband, is the master's newest edition to the marriage saga-- years after and will be released this year ( 2003)."
‑ Moira Sullivan, Movie Magazine International
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