The Serpent's Egg DVD Review


Good Morning Lovelies, 

Back in 1977, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman created one of his darkest films ever. The Serpent's Egg broke away from everything he had ever made before and brought together a powerhouse between him and Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis, with it marking the first and last time he made a Hollywood feature.

Set in Berlin during the 1920s, The Serpent’s Egg shows an out-of-work circus actor, Abel Rosenberg living in poverty, until his brother’s death causes him to move in with his sister in law. There he begins his search to find out the truth about what really happened to his brother, leading the two of them into a dangerous place.

The film feels more like a personal story from Bergman than a fictional piece and the troubles shown within each scene makes for uncomfortable viewing. No moment flows with ease and the characters are in no way relatable or likeable in fact.

The world Bergman has created is dark and the suspense that is created up until the end is a mixture of the scripts thrills and the idea of knowing that it is coming from a place Bergman felt. All of which places the film in a territory that makes you want to turn it off.

This has led me to give the film…

2 Stars 

Blog Soon, 
Joey X 

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