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Faithless (Swedish: Trolösa) is a Swedish film directed by Liv Ullmann from a script by Ingmar Bergman. The story is loosely based on experiences of adultery from Bergman's own life. It was entered into the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

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Swedish DVD cover
Directed byLiv Ullmann
Produced byMaria Curman
Kaj Larsen
Johan Mardell
Written byIngmar Bergman
StarringLena Endre
Erland Josephson
Krister Henriksson
CinematographyJörgen Persson
Edited bySylvia Ingemarsson
Distributed byAB Svensk Filmindustri
Release date
13 May 2000
Running time
154 minutes



An aging director named Bergman conjures in his imagination the central character, Marianne. Over a period of days, on his secluded Fårö refuge in the Baltic Sea, he interviews her to compose the story of her life-changing affair. She had been happily married to Markus, an orchestra conductor, with a young daughter Isabelle. She suddenly falls in love with their best friend David. They have an extended interlude in Paris and then must deal with the ramifications. The style of the film is very cerebral, abstract, and ambiguous.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Faithless". Retrieved 13 October 2009.

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