Scenes from a Marriage
Drama • 1974 • 2 hr 49 min
A chock. Incredibly raw, spontaneous and deep. Ullmann and Josephson give two of the best performances of all time. Just incredible.
Long but capturing portrait of a marriage with two amazing leads
Terrifying raw and real and profound. My favorite scene is the one where she talks with the old lady-the camera movement and words are magic
My favourite Bergman, in its miniseries version
Difficult in a good way. But not for everyone who’s got a sensitive temperament.
Phenomenal acting. Captivatingly authentic screenplay. Raw, touching, and at times painful and intense.
Complex - what happens in a long relationship, how humans change.
Dialogue heavy, but it all comes out so natural due to great acting by the the two leads. An honest & intimate tale of two complex lovers.
Emotionally devastating miniseries captures the pain of marriage in various stages. Bergman’s script is complex & the performances are rich.
while/after watching I started to do a lot of introspection into my current/past relationships. Very true to life. Great performances!
Johan and Marianne are married and seem to have it all. Their happiness, however, is a façade for a troubled relationship, which becomes even rockier when Johan admits that he's having an affair. Before long, the spouses separate and move towards finalizing their divorce, but they make attempts at reconciling. Even as they pursue other relationships, Johan and Marianne realize that they have a significant bond, but also many issues that hinder that connection.
In this sequel to Scenes from a Marriage (1973), we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still working, as a divorce lawyer. Johan is quite well off and has retired to a house in the Orsa finnmark district of Sweden. On a whim, Marianne decides to visit him. Johan's son from a previous marriage, Henrik, lives nearby in a cottage with his daughter Karin, a gifted cello player. The relationship between father and son is strained.