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Director:
Writer:
Ingmar Bergman (written by)
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Release Date:
22 June 1959 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 12 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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One of Bergman's greatest achievements See more (130 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Victor Sjöström ... Dr. Isak Borg

Bibi Andersson ... Sara

Ingrid Thulin ... Marianne Borg

Gunnar Björnstrand ... Dr. Evald Borg
Jullan Kindahl ... Agda
Folke Sundquist ... Anders
Björn Bjelfvenstam ... Viktor
Naima Wifstrand ... Mrs. Borg, Isak's Mother
Gunnel Broström ... Mrs. Alman
Gertrud Fridh ... Karin Borg, Isak's wife
Sif Ruud ... Aunt Olga
Gunnar Sjöberg ... Sten Alman / The Examiner

Max von Sydow ... Henrik Åkerman
Åke Fridell ... Karin's lover
Yngve Nordwall ... Uncle Aron
Per Sjöstrand ... Sigfrid Borg
Gio Petré ... Sigbritt Borg
Gunnel Lindblom ... Charlotta Borg
Maud Hansson ... Angelica Borg
Ann-Marie Wiman ... Eva Åkerman
Eva Norée ... Anna Borg
Lena Bergman ... Kristina Borg, twin
Monica Ehrling ... Birgitta Borg, twin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Göran Lundquist ... Benjamin Borg
Josef Norman ... Professor Tiger
Gunnar Olsson ... Bishop
Vendela Rudbäck ... Elisabeth - Mrs. Borg's Housemaid
Per Skogsberg ... Hagbart Borg
Peder Hellman ... Sigbritt's Baby (uncredited)
Ulf Johansson ... Mr. Borg - Isak's Father (uncredited)
Helge Wulff ... The Manager (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ingmar Bergman  written by

Produced by
Allan Ekelund .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Erik Nordgren 
Göte Lovén (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gunnar Fischer 
 
Film Editing by
Oscar Rosander 
 
Production Design by
Gittan Gustafsson 
 
Costume Design by
Millie Ström 
 
Makeup Department
Nils Nittel .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gösta Ekman .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Karl-Arne Bergman .... property master
 
Sound Department
Aaby Wedin .... sound
Sven Rudestedt .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Lennart Wallin .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Huch .... still photographer (uncredited)
Björn Thermænius .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Katinka Faragó .... script girl (as Katherina Faragó)
Sven Sjönell .... location manager
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Smultronstället" - Sweden (original title)
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Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:PG | Canada:PA (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:Unrated | Netherlands:12 (video rating) | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | South Korea:12 (2012) | South Korea:15 (2002) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The dummy that Isak Borg mistakes for a pedestrian during the dream sequence was constructed from a balloon and a silk stocking.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The front license plate on the VW disappears when untying the rope.See more »
Quotes:
Isak Borg:[under his breath, while preparing for his journey] Honorary Doctor! They might as well appoint me Honorary Idiot.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
UNDER ROENN OCH SYREN / BLOMMANDE SKOENA DALARSee more »

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55 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
One of Bergman's greatest achievements, 16 February 1999
Author: pooch-8 from Fargo, North Dakota

Wild Strawberries can be praised for so many reasons, but chief among them in my own mind is the way in which the film so perfectly conveys its themes of self-examination and the contemplation of one's own mortality (particularly through its stunning use of flashbacks). Bergman's autobiographical story also benefits from the brilliant casting of Swedish film legend Victor Sjostrom as Isak Borg, whose towering performance is essential to the success of Wild Strawberries. I read that Bergman based the coffin dream sequence on a frequent nightmare that he had -- and it never ceases to amaze me just how effective it remains even after all these years. Wild Strawberries seems like a quiet, thoughtful, introsepective movie -- and it is; it is also one of world cinema's most impressive motion pictures.

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