Ingmar Bergman

Hour of the Wolf

Hour of the Wolf

The strangest and most disturbing of the films Ingmar Bergman shot on the island of Fårö, Hour of the Wolf stars Max von Sydow as a haunted painter living in voluntary exile with his wife (Liv Ullmann). When the couple are invited to a nearby castle for dinner, things start to go wrong with a vengeance, as a coven of sinister aristocrats hastens the artist’s psychological deterioration. This gripping film is charged with a nightmarish power rare in the Bergman canon, and contains dreamlike effects that brilliantly underscore the tale’s horrific elements.

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Hour of the Wolf
Cast
Max von Sydow
Johan Borg
Liv Ullmann
Alma Borg
Gertrud Fridh
Corinne von Merkens
Georg Rydeberg
Lindhorst
Erland Josephson
Baron von Merkens
Naima Wifstrand
Old lady with hat
Ulf Johanson
Heerbrand
Gudrun Brost
Gamla Fru von Merkens
Bertil Anderberg
Ernst von Merkens
Ingrid Thulin
Veronica Vogler
Credits
Director
Ingmar Bergman
Producer
Lars-Owe Carlberg
Cinematographer
Sven Nykvist
Music
Lars Johan Werle
Editor
Ulla Ryghe
Production design
Marik Vos-Lundh
Costume design
Mago
Assitant makeup artist
Kjell Gustavsson
Assitant makeup artist
Tina Johansson
Production manager
Lars-Owe Carlberg
Assistant director
Lenn Hjortzberg
Sound
Lennart Engholm

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Ingmar Bergman

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Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman

The Swedish auteur began his artistic career in the theater but eventually navigated toward film—"the great adventure," as he called it—initially as a screenwriter and then as a director. Simply put, in the fifties and sixties, the name Ingmar Bergman was synonymous with European art cinema. Yet his incredible run of successes in that era—including The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and The Virgin Spring, haunting black-and-white elegies on the nature of God and death—merely paved the way for a long and continuously dazzling career that would take him from the daring “Silence of God” trilogy (Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence) to the existential terrors of Cries and Whispers to the family epic Fanny and Alexander, with which he “retired” from the cinema. Bergman died in July 2007, leaving behind one of the richest bodies of work in the history of cinema.