She was cornered and she knew it...but she couldn't do anything about it...except one thing which could only lead to F-E-A-R!

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.

Recent reviews

More

Popular Lists

More
  • The Champion
  • Pool Sharks
  • A Night in the Show
  • The Rink
  • The Merry Jail

The Criterion Chronology

A list of all films associated with the Criterion Collection, including laserdiscs, DVDs, Blu-rays, Essential Arthouse, Eclipse Series, Hulu Plus,…

  • The Outlaw and His Wife
  • Sir Arne's Treasure
  • Destiny
  • Nosferatu
  • Master of the House

100 Filmes Europeus, por João Bénard da Costa

Saturnino

Saturnino 100 films 11 Edit

A lista foi organizada em 1994 - ano em que Lisboa foi "Capital Europeia da Cultura". Bénard também elenca os…

  • The Great Beauty
  • Liv & Ingmar
  • Le Havre
  • ...But Film Is My Mistress
  • Feeling Good

Criterion Collection on Hulu Plus

So since Edwin Toonen's lists on complete Criterion on Hulu was not updated for more than a year - i've…