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Cries & Whispers (1972)
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Cries & Whispers (1972)
Original name: Viskningar och rop
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her extramarital affair. The self-loathing, suicidal Karin seems to regard her sister with revulsion. Only Anna, the deeply religious maid who lost her young child, seems able to offer Agnes solace and empathy.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, society, human nature, unfulfillment, bittersweet, repression, diary, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), suicidal, strong female presence, reconciliation, sexual content, loss of sibling ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe

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