The Silence (1963)

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Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen during their stay. Anna provokes her sister by enjoying a dalliance with a local man, while the boy, left to himself, has a series of enigmatic encounters that heighten the growing air of isolation.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 92% / Audience 89%

Rated R,  1 hr 35 mins

GENRES
Drama • Romance
DIRECTION
Ingmar Bergman
CAST
Ingrid Thulin  •  Gunnel Lindblom  •  Birger Malmsten  •  Håkan Jahnberg

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Ingrid Thulin Ester
Gunnel Lindblom Anna
Birger Malmsten The Bartender
Håkan Jahnberg The Waiter
Jörgen Lindström Johan