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Shame back to product details

what a "Shame"
written by funnytoo December 5, 2011 - 3:28 PM PST
0 out of 1 members found this review helpful
that the film is in black & white, however, from the opening scenes all through to the bitter end, it became less and less important. Liv Ullman in her absolute prime is truly unmatched by anyone & Max Von Sydow superbly plays to her sultry yet intense portrayal of a young woman longing and losing - well worth watching.

Awesome portrait of the futility of war
written by highgrove March 28, 2009 - 9:22 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
In an interview accompanying this film, Liv Ullmann calls this picture one of her finest achievements (those weren't her exact words, but that was the sentiment), and it isn't hard to see why. She registers an incredible range of emotions with her face, much like the greatest silent screen actresses, as she and her husband (superbly portrayed by Max von Sydow) go from living a somewhat normal life during wartime in an unnamed country to having their moral standards break down as the chaos of battle erupts around them. It is truly one of the finest films ever made depicting the cruelty of war against the civilian population, and is still immensely relevant considering the atrocities that are currently being committed against civilians in armed conflicts around the globe. I should have given it a ten, but it is so painful to watch that I am not sure I could ever watch it again. Unlike Bergman's other films, you do not have the slightest feeling of hope upon the ending of this picture.


(Average 7.66)
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