I've found a Bergman movie that is more than 90 minutes long. I've broken off part way through to have a female rant. Scenes From A Marriage, how dare Johan behave like that to Marianne, played by the beautiful Liv Ullman, OK, life might have got a bit stale, their sex life might have gone off the boil and they might be tied to pleasing all the people you should in life, parents, friends, children etc. They might be on the verge of a break up which is only true for Johan, he's so cruel when he tells her, so matter of fact, this resonates, this happened very close to home, not my own marriage but someone close. He left without a comforting word, without a thought for the person and family, that person was at mental breaking point and was remorseful ever after. Not Johan, he's cruel with her, for the most part she takes it, I can only imagine he's some authority figure for her being older. He shuns all his responsibilites, his daughters, his parents, the dentist. Then he comes back months later after deserting not just her but their daughters and tries to have his cake and eat it. He gets off very lightly.
Interestingly at the beginning he could think of lots to say about why he was so good, she couldn't. To me she's by far the most likeable, Johan has little redeeming features. He wants to leave all the boring day to day responsibilites and cavort with a young woman
I have a hour left, I might not see it all tonight, it's late. ChiO, Mr Arkadin, give me the man's point of view. I see a little bit of Husbands here.
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on July 23rd, 2010, 12:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself - Charlie Chaplin