The Indelicate Balance

Directed by Joseph W. Sarno
Joseph W. Sarno
Film Movement Classics
68 Minutes
Erotic, Drama, Classics
Aspect Ratio: 16x9
Sound: 2.0 Stereo
Theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
Festival and non-theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
Materials and print traffic
Erin Farrell


A startling story of a marriage ripped apart by sexual dysfunction, The Indelicate Balance has long been considered sexploitation auteur Joe Sarno’s most “Bergmanesque” film. Artist Harald and his wife Karin travel through the beautiful and isolated Swedish countryside on their first trip to Harald’s family home. Unnerved by Harald’s inability to paint, Karin is further agitated when she discovers Harald’s mother is only 14 years older than her son, and extremely possessive of his time. While Harald escapes to his studio, Karin becomes a pawn in his siblings' psychosexual power games.