Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light)


Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light)

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The Winter Light is the second in a trilogy of dramas by acclaimed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman that explores religious faith and doubts in a visceral, visual, and provocative manner. The first, Through a Glass Darkly, was an international success and heralded this new phase in the director's career. This compelling drama is set within a three-hour period on a Sunday afternoon in November, and begins when the local pastor, Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Bjornstrand), is finishing his sermon. As of late, Pastor Ericsson has watched his congregation dwindle to a minimal level. Among the remaining parishioners is Marta (Ingrid Thulin) a plain-looking schoolteacher who has long been in love with the pastor. Meanwhile, fisherman Jonas (Max von Sydow) is anxiety-ridden over the nuclear power of the Communist Chinese, but Pastor Ericsson cannot help him, saddled with some overwhelming spiritual dilemmas of his own. As Ericsson struggles with his demons and faces Marta's unwanted (and to him, repugnant) romantic attentions, some hints of the qualities of God begin to surface. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Gunnar Bjornstrand
as Tomas Ericsson
Ingrid Thulin
as Marta Lundberg
Max von Sydow
as Jonas Persson
Gunnel Lindblom
as Karin Persson
Allan Edwall
as Algot Frovik
Kolbjorn Knudsen
as Knut Aronsson
Olof Thunberg
as Fredrik Blom
Elsa Ebbesen-Thornblad
as Magdalena Ledfors
Elsa Ebbesen
as Magdalena Ledfors
Tor Borong
as Johann Akerblom
Helena Palmgren
as Doris Appelblad
Eddie Axberg
as Johan Strand
Ingmari Hjort
as Persson's Daughter
Lars-Owe Carlberg
as Police Inspector
Johan Olafs
as Gentleman
Ingmarie Hjort
as Persson's Daughter
Bertha Sånnell
as Hanna Appelblad
Stefan Larsson
as Persson's Son
Lars-Olof Andersson
as Frederiksson's Boy I
Christer Ohman
as Fredriksson's boy II
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