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A still from Brink of Life (1958)

Brink of Life

1958 | Sweden | 84 min
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  • Nära livet
  • Watched on Sun Sep 19, 2021 via Criterion Channel
    D+: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Ingmar Bergman directs this story of three women sharing a maternity hospital room. The monologue-laden script lacks visual action. Bergman compensates by filling the screen with close-ups and the performers rise to the challenge. Still, the trite ending underwhelmed. Eva Dahlbeck’s final collaboration with Bergman.

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