Despite its evident sincerity, the film seems less like an indictment of intellectual and artistic irresponsibility than a quiet mea culpa.
What are people saying?
What are critics saying?
It ends with one of the cinema's most awesomely apocalyptic visions: not the cheeriest of films, but a masterpiece.
It is at Bergman's wits' end.
Ingmar Bergman stretches a classic Bergman couple on the tightening rack of war.
It is a question without an answer in Shame, which does not deliver a message in any formal way, but simply offers people and their lives and leaves us to conclude what we choose.