Irene Wagner (Bergman), the wife of the prominent German scientist Professor Albert Wagner (Wieman), had been having an affair with Erich Baumann (Kreuger). She does not disclose this to her husband, hoping to preserve his innocence and their "perfect marriage". This fills her with anxiety and guilt. However, Johann Schultze (Mannhardt), Erich's jealous ex-girlfriend, learns about the affair and begins to blackmail Irene, turning Irene's psychological torture into a harsh reality. When Irene finds out that the extortion plot is truly an experiment in fear, she is driven into a homicidal/suicidal rage. The story is told in flashback by Irene after her death.
- Stars:Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman, Renate Mannhardt, Kurt Kreuger, Elise Aulinger, Edith Schultze-Westrum, Steffi Stroux, Annelore Wied,
- Country:West Germany, Italy
- Director:Roberto Rossellini,
- Writer:Stefan Zweig (novel), Sergio Amidei, Franz von Treuberg
Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Fear torrent reviews
(mx) wrote: Finally a movie about life, loss and change. Its strength is its simplicity.
(au) wrote: funny with his dress
(ca) wrote: Definatly a movie you need to see twice to get what's going on!
(gb) wrote: original is so much better.
(kr) wrote: While this 'horror' anthology is made for kids, it isn't very good. It just doesn't gel. Other than the late night camping, there is no real commonality to hold the stories together. And frankly the stories aren't that good. There are two cute jokes, one with The Seavers of Growing Pains, and the other of Sean Astin from the Goonies.
(mx) wrote: ahahahah this movie is hilarious !!! :D
(ag) wrote: The four suicide-hijackers receive next to no attention. That is unfortunate because in the event they were veterans of Usama bin Laden's operation during the Afghan-Russian war. Their intent was to crash the Airbus 300 jumbo jet into what had been the tallest building in the world when it was constructed -- the Eiffel Tower. Still, the preparations against terrorism that Air France and G.I.G.N. had made prior to 1994 all came into play and are presented effectively. Contrary to the Americans in 2001, this Afghansi plot is stopped cold and the procedural flow of the movie blends into video footage of the actual retaking of the A300 on the tarmac at Marseilles. When people are shot in this film it is the real people taking real bullets. For Americans this should be a disturbing film start to finish: why did we not prepare and why not lock our airline cockpits? Avoiding the 9/11 attacks would have been so easy. Air France changed its rules after this attack and prevented any possibility of a repetition. Our FAA saw AF's new procedures but despite spending tens of millions on counterterrorism, FAA ignored the problem. And now every year the names are read down at WTC and it takes hours.
(mx) wrote: Robin And Marian: a fine example of how a Director can take a great script and butcher it all to hell. Richard Lester is the man responsible for hacking and cleaving all the savoring parts from this unrealized potentially great work... damn him! James Goldman (of The Lion in Winter note) adeptly crafts a compelling and a rare intelligent tale of the Sherwood Bandit and his lover. Goldman must be in love with the period, we see hints of the same undercourse in character in Ian Holmes Prince John as we did in Nigel Terry's of the famous film before, acted differently yet with the same traits visible. Same in regards with Richard the Lionheart, no one will mistake Richard Harris's take with Anthony Hopkins (save it be for equal brilliance), but we see touches of the same man at its structure as of the work before. As side notes of characters we see Goldman retouch what he had so exceptionally already, yet not only retouch, but perfect... Damn he's good. And then Dick Lester screws it all up. The stagnantly framed shots that Lester is known for. The poor cohesive craftsmanship. I've never seen anything that was so simply good ruined so definitively well. More than middle aged and war weary Robin (Sean Connery) and John (the largely unknown great actor of his generation Nicol Williamson) return home from their Crusade. They go straight to their former home and hideout in Sherwood, find it deserted, and meet up with their old comrades Will and Tuck (Denholm Elliot and Ronnie Barker). They're they learn of the continued thriving existence of their old nemesis in Nottingham and therefore subsequently the oppression of the people, but all Robin cares about is Marian (Audrey Hepburn). They go to the convent where Marian now lives, and when Robin sees her in the outfit of the clergy he asks "What are you doing dressed in that?" Her reply: "Living in it." But they are already in love, the new courtship is already in existence. They are for each other. Even John who seems to love no other than the two of them has this to say, "If you were my lady, I'd have never have left you." Marian is a Shakespearean romantic at heart. At the end when Robin has finally vanquished the Sheriff (Robert Shaw) Marian gives him medicine for his wounds, and then drinks it herself, she has wittingly fed them both a concoction of death. Life will never again be better than today, and when he realizes what she has done and that she is right, he is at peace with it, they are together. John bursts in pleading no, Robin is the love of his life, he loves no one like his comrade and best friend... but it is done, they are now history and the stuff of lore. Every time this film crosses my mind I become agitated or upset. The studios seem to always hire the people that have hell of a long resumes with nothing of merit to those resumes. They're either the universal "Yes Men" or they don't know what they're doing! This film makes that obvious, they didn't know what to do. Now I'm agitated again.
(jp) wrote: Cried the whole time! Amazing movie!
(jp) wrote: Frightening! This movie is too bizarre and kind of freaks me out. There are a couple good songs though, particularly the title song. (First and only viewing - 2/9/2017)