Brink of Life

Nära livet
by Ingmar Bergman 1h24min Sweden 1957
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Brink of Life
by Ingmar Bergman

Three women in a maternity ward reveal their lives and intimate thoughts to each other while in a maternity ward together, where they face the choice of keeping their babies or offering them for adoption.

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  • Ingrid Thulin : Cecilia Ellius
  • Eva Dahlbeck : Christina Andersson
  • Bibi Andersson : Hjördis Petterson
  • Barbro Hiort af Ornäs : Brita
  • And with: Erland Josephson, Max Von Sydow, Inga Landgre, Gunnar Sjöberg


  • Director Ingmar Bergman
  • Scenario Ingmar Bergman
  • Original work author Ulla Isaksson
  • Photo director Max Wilén
  • Set Design Bibi Lindström
  • Sound Lennart Svensson
  • Editing Carl-Olov Skeppstedt
  • Production Compagny Nordisk Tonefilm

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1957
  • Release date for France08/17/1959
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageSwedish
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