Music in Darkness

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Music in Darkness
Music in Darkness.jpg
Swedish cover
Directed byIngmar Bergman
Produced byLorens Marmstedt
Written byIngmar Bergman
Dagmar Edqvist
StarringMai Zetterling
Birger Malmsten
Music byErland von Koch
Release date
  • 17 January 1948 (1948-01-17)
Running time
87 minutes
CountrySweden
LanguageSwedish

Music in Darkness (Swedish: Musik i mörker), known in the United States as Night Is My Future, is a 1948 Swedish drama film directed by Ingmar Bergman.

Plot[edit]

The screenplay was written by Bergman and Dagmar Edqvist,[1][2] whose novel, Music In Darkness, is the basis of the film.

Talented pianist Bengt Vyldeke loses his sight after being accidentally shot during a military exercise. Bengt is gripped by increasing bitterness and develops a relationship with Ingrid, a lower-class girl employed as a servant in the home of Bengt's parents.

The theme of blindness and of a blind's person subjective experience plays a major role in the psychological study depicted in the movie. Bergman was deeply passionate about music and once said,[3] "If I had to choose between losing my eyes or ears—I would keep my ears. I can't imagine anything more terrible than to have my music taken away from me."

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ On Dagmar Edqvist's Novel "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 August 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (retrieved 22 November 2010)
  2. ^ Ingmar Gergman Foundation—Music in the Darkness – "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 August 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (retrieved 22 November 2010)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Bergman on Music

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