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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)

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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)