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While traveling in caravan through the country of Sweden, one member of the decadent Alberti Circus tells the owner and ringmaster Albert Johansson a sad story about the clown Frost: seven years ago, his wife Alma was surprised by him bathing naked in a lake with a regiment. When the circus arrives in the town where Albert's wife Agda and sons live, he decides to pay a visit with his young mistress Anne to a famous local troupe to borrow some capes, hats and vests for their tonight show. They are humiliated by the director Mr. Sjuberg, but he lends the pieces, and the lead actor Frans gives an unsuccessful pass on Anne. When Albert decides to visit Agda, the jealous Anne meets Frans, who seduces her with an apparently valuable necklace, and they have a love affair. Anne finds that the necklace is actually worthless and returns to the circus. Meanwhile, Agda refuses to accept Albert back and he sees Anne leaving the theater and going to the jewelry. During the exhibition, Albert and Anne are submitted to humiliations by Frans. (jakelijan virallinen teksti)


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englanti I consider the bleak existential drama The Naked Night to be one of Bergman's weaker works, but that doesn't mean it's a bad film. It just didn't quite work for me. The silhouettes of the circus wagons looming on the horizon probably caught my attention the most, if I leave aside the plot. They seemed to foreshadow Bergman's masterpiece The Seventh Seal. Compared to that cinematic gem, however, I have to go lower with my rating. ()


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englanti An intense and ruthless study of humiliation and picture of the distortion of the character of variety artists and other cobblers. The impoverished circus performer Alfred must suffer the slights and ridicule of similarly ridiculed and humiliated actors who play the decline. The weight and intensity of the image is at the maximum and the choice of actor types is precisely tied to expressiveness. Humiliation and disgust, submissiveness, inability to anchor and remove one’s mask, no matter how vain and disgusting the role is... a very intense 93 minutes of absolutely focused film matter. There are no missteps. ()



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englanti Even though this film by Ingmar Bergman didn't exactly captivate me, I must acknowledge that many scenes demonstrate his masterful direction. Moreover, thanks to the black and white camera, you'll further appreciate the interplay of light and shadow. The actors (both circus and theater) are portrayed here in a light that shows them as humans, yet they remain different, peculiar, dangerous, and intriguing. ()

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