Video Review

Shame (1993)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Drama, War; With: Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow

In a what-if scenario that makes Red Dawn look tepid, protoyuppies Liv Ullmann and Max Von Sydow find the war they've been trying to ignore come crashing through the walls. Militarily detailed without specifying what the fighting's about, Shame is a brutally clear-eyed look at the war games inherent in a marriage. It's one of Ingmar Bergman's least known, most accessible, and greatest movies. A+

Originally posted Feb 19, 1993 Published in issue #158 Feb 19, 1993 Order article reprints

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