In rural Sweden around the turn of the century, three sisters reside in a vast manor house with their housekeeper. Agnes lives out the last days of her life in pain, hoping for companionship and affection. Surrounded by her sisters, Agnes takes comfort in the fact that her remaining time can be spent with those close to her. However, dissatisfaction in their day-to-day-lives, and the estrangement that they feel from one another, causes the sisters to become increasingly self-absorbed.
Lucky Bergman was not French! Not hard to imagine what a modern day French filmmaker of the likes of Gaspar Noe (Irreversible, 2002) would have made of this quite violent theme. Not to be watched if you are feeling a bit low!