Movies Abroad: Sex & the Swedish Master

Of course, we have to educate the audience. It is our duty. At first you give the audience a pill that tastes good. And then you give them some more pills with vitamins, but with some poison too. Very slowly you give them stronger and stronger doses.

—Ingmar Bergman

When sex is the strongest chemical in the pill, it takes a phenomenal dose to have much effect on the shockproof Swedes—but Bergman at the moment has them reeling. His new film, Silence, has opened in Stockholm, and for the first time a sizable...

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