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Brink of Life

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

    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.