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"Marianne de Pury doesn't make Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage into a gloomy Strindbergian family psycho drama, but into an almost cheerful tale about the strengths and weaknesses of human kind and its contra dictionary longing for bourgeois living and self-assertion."
Elisabeth Einecke-Klövekorn, General Anzeiger

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The parts of Marianne and Johan were acted by Nadja Soukup and Johnny Müller who received great reviews for their achievements. Elisabeth Einecke-Klövekorn wrote for example: "Nadja Soukup plays a wonderfully nuanced Marianne: heartily raging, defiant in her despair, aware of her attractiveness; in her red suit a rigid business woman, knowing how to get the advantages from her divorce. Johnny Müller is in the part of the ambitious scientist an equal opponent: lovable in his helplessness; a radiantly stupid self deceiver in his mid life ego trip, merciless in his constant understanding."
 

The stage designer Thomas Ziegler had, according to Einecke-Klövekorn, "created a refined, ingenuous stage image consisting of a moving black box functioning as a bed for erotically battles, table for culinary-intellectual fights as well as trial scene for bitter controversies".

Critic H.D. Terschüren was also satisfied with the result: "In short scenes and filmic editing the origin of the drama is made clear. They kiss and they fight. The result is a small, almost elegant, story with a moral: the one who loves loses."

Sources

  • H.D. Terschüren, November 23, 2007
  • Elisabeth Einecke-Klövekorn, General Anzeiger, November 23, 2007

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Collaborators

  • Ingmar Bergman, Author
  • Christoph Wedi, Sound
  • Marianne de Pury, Director
  • Nadine Weber, Assistant director
  • Thomas Ziegler, Designer
  • Uwe Rieger, Technical manager
  • Björn Martin, Translation
  • Nadja Soukup, Marianne
  • Johnny Müller, Johan

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