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Fear

(La paura)
(Angst)

featuring

Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman, Renate Mannhardt, Kurt Kreuger,

Based on a novella by the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig (whose work was also the basis for Ophuls’s Letter from an Unknown Woman), Fear was Roberto Rossellini’s last collaboration with his then wife Ingrid Bergman. Both the extramarital affair between Bergman and Rossellini prior to their marriage and the fragile state of their union at the time of filming cast shadows over the plot, which involves a married woman (Bergman) anguished over her own infidelity and blackmailed by her husband’s former lover. Fear was shot in Munich, and its bleak assessment of postwar West German society harks back to Rossellini’s Germany Year Zero

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Sergio Amidei
  • Franz Treuberg
  • Roberto Rossellini
Based On
  • The novella by Stefan Zweig

Cinematographer
  • Peter Heller
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 83 mins
Source
  • Cineteca di Bologna
Permission
  • Janus Films/Criterion Collection
Additional Info
  • English version