Faithless (2001)

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Critic Consensus: This brooding, measured look at adultery is ultimately emotionally riveting, thanks to its script and performances.


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Renowned actress-turned-director Liv Ullmann helms this bleak, nuanced film about marriage and betrayal penned by legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. The story is straightforward -- Marianne Vogler (Lena Endre) is a beautiful actress who is married to Markus (Thomas Hanzon), whose job as an orchestra conductor requires numerous concerts abroad, and who dotes on their young daughter Isabelle (Michelle Gylemo). Yet when Marianne has an affair with family friend David (Kirster Henriksson), a film … More

Rating: R (for sexual content, some nudity and language)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Mildred Cram, Carey Wilson, Ingmar Bergman
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On DVD: Oct 22, 2002
Runtime:
Samuel Goldwyn Films - Official Site

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as Marianne Vogler

as Markus

as Margareta

as Martin Goldman

as Petra Holst

as Anna Berg
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Critic Reviews for Faithless

All Critics (78) | Top Critics (25)

It's a movie that shows us that the silence between two people can be more dramatic than 100 pages of dialogue.

Full Review… | February 21, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Bergman has been far better at working out these themes than anything in Faithless would suggest.

Full Review… | November 20, 2002
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Bergman has reached for a woman's insight his whole career. Ullmann completes this for him.

Full Review… | October 21, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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These three adults are all sick puppies. But neither the actors nor their director has created any reason for one to care.

June 8, 2001
Hollywood Reporter
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This could be a regretful remembrance of things past on the part of "Bergman" or it could be a pure fiction torn from the ether.

Full Review… | April 19, 2008
House Next Door

While not to everyone's taste, the technical and narrative complexity alone are to be applauded - the film looks gorgeous, and the film is both literate and witty.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Faithless


I'm not familiar with Ingmar Bergman's movies. I have not seen any of his movies till Faithless. I know it was directed by Liv Ulmann but written by Bergman. My friend told me, you will recognize Bergman's themes in almost all his movies.The movie showed an old man, representing Bergman,writing a new script for a movie. A lady accompanies him, telling him everything about her life, as a married woman, betraying her husband with his best friend and the consequences of her actions. The script seemed predictable, but was really surprising.I It was just something different for me but unbelievably good.

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