Hour of the Wolf (1968)

Hour of the Wolf (1968)

Country:  Sweden

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Main Stars: Max Von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertud Fridh

Storyline:  A young woman who is pregnant has a mental breakdown with her husband on a Scandinavian island.

MV5BMTcwNTkxOTcxMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjI4Nzc1MzE@__V1_UY268_CR4,0,182,268_AL_Review (Spoils):  Johan Borg and his pregnant wife Alma (Max Von Sydow, Liv Ullmann) live on a remote island as he is a professional artist are looking for another outlet for creativity. We have an old woman who comes to Alma and tells her to start to read his hidden diary. She starts to read this at night and learns things about her husband which she never knew.

An artsy film of darkness is what this film is. We examine the mental mind of people and try to grasp if words are just frightening as visuals. Don’t expect blood or gore from this one as it is based on her reading the diary and speaking out the dialogue of what she is reading and what she is seeing in her mind. We learn of Johan dark past and the twisted characters in which he once lived with.

Rating: Take a twisted Alice in Wonderland and drive it into a black and white horror film of just dialogue and artsy people.  Not sure how else to sum up this film without ruining it. I do have to say I felt disappointed with the film and I found it lacking and a tad too long.

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5/10 Beers!



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