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Sweden 1949 15+ 78min.
  • Drama

"Prison" is a film within a film, Bergman´s 1948 exploration of the self-fulfilling darkness and moral narcissism of filmmaking.

An unexpected visit from his old mathematics teacher inspires young film director Martin Grundé with the idea for a new project. In conversation with the teacher, frail, haunted and recently released from a mental hospital, Grudé envisions his new story: Hell is on earth, the devil reigns. A labyrintine series of scenes follows, illustrating both the complex of events leading up to the film´s shooting and the darkening form of the story as it is slowly being shot.

Ingmar Bergman Doris Svedlund, Birger Malmsten, Eva Henning, Hasse Ekman
Ingmar Bergman
Göran Strindberg
Erland von Koch
Lennart Wallén