Cinema Simply Different

In Bergmans most beautiful movie, he tells us in a self reflected discourse the story of nurse Alma, which is tasked with the care of Elisabet. Elisabet is a stage actress, which has ceased to speak since her last presentation of Elektra. According to the medical examination, her speech impairment seems to be a conscious decision by her and not an illness. Both women travel to a Summer Spot to dedicate themselves to Elisabets treatment. Alma is increasingly fascinated by Elisabet. Step by step she sees their resemblances and begins to believe that she could replace her.

This two person movie does not only address the doppelganger motive on a psychological level, but additionally examines movie as a media. Thereby Bergman creates a movie with multiple levels of interpretation and invites the audience into the claustrophobic areas of the human mind.


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