Nära Livet (Brink of Life) (So Close to Life) (1958)
Release Date: Jan 1, 1958 Limited
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 399
Brink of Life (original Swedish title: Nara Livet) can be described as an Ingmar Bergman potboiler--keeping in mind that a potboiler from Bergman is better than a major production from almost anyone else. Eva Dahlbeck, Ingrid Thulin and Bibi Andersson portray three mothers in a maternity ward. In the course of a few days, each woman reveals to the others their life stories and intimate thoughts. And each wrestles with the decision whether or not to keep their babies or give them up for adoption.
Jan 1, 1958 Limited
Max von Sydow
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Set in a Stockholm maternity ward and covers the mental and physical pains of three expecting mothers.
The film has a rather surprising documentary look to it and is expertly acted, but ultimately chokes during its own confinement.
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