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In this scene from Ingmar Bergman’s Winter Light, the pastor Tomas (Gunnar Bj√∂rnstrand) is speaking to Jonas (Max von Sydow), who came to see the pastor because he was having suicidal thoughts.

Winter Light (1963)

Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

“…when it comes down to it, we are simply the miserable subjects of some insignificant failure, alone in this simply marvelous creation; that the whole of human history is no more … than the histrionics of a stupid, bloody, miserable outcast in an obscure corner of a vast stage, a kind of tortured confession of error, a slow acknowledgement of the painful fact that this creation was not necessarily a brilliant success.”
(The Melancholy of Resistance, p. 104)