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Writer:
Ingmar Bergman (written by)
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Release Date:
17 December 1982 (Sweden) See more »
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En film av Ingmar Bergman
Plot:
Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 4 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"...Anything can happen, anything is possible. Time and space do not exist..." See more (95 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Kristina Adolphson ... Siri - Ekdahlska huset
Börje Ahlstedt ... Carl Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Pernilla Allwin ... Fanny Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Kristian Almgren ... Putte Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Carl Billquist ... Police Superintendent Jespersson - Ekdahlska huset
Axel Düberg ... Witness to Bishop's death - Ekdahlska huset
Allan Edwall ... Oscar Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Siv Ericks ... Alida - Ekdahlska huset
Ewa Fröling ... Emilie Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Patricia Gélin ... Statue - Ekdahlska huset (as Patricia Gelin)
Majlis Granlund ... Miss Vega - Ekdahlska huset
Maria Granlund ... Petra Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Bertil Guve ... Alexander Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Eva von Hanno ... Berta - Ekdahlska huset
Sonya Hedenbratt ... Aunt Emma - Ekdahlska huset
Olle Hilding ... Old Clergyman - Ekdahlska huset
Svea Holst ... Miss Ester - Ekdahlska huset

Jarl Kulle ... Gustav Adolf Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Käbi Laretei ... Aunt Anna von Bohlen - Ekdahlska huset
Mona Malm ... Alma Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset

Lena Olin ... Rosa - Ekdahlska huset
Gösta Prüzelius ... Doctor Fürstenberg - Ekdahlska huset
Christina Schollin ... Lydia Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Hans Strååt ... Clergyman at Wedding - Ekdahlska huset

Pernilla August ... Maj - Ekdahlska huset (as Pernilla Wallgren)
Emelie Werkö ... Jenny Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Gunn Wållgren ... Helena Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset (as Gun Wållgren)
Inga Ålenius ... Lisen - Ekdahlska huset
Marianne Aminoff ... Blenda Vergérus - Biskopsgården

Harriet Andersson ... Justina - Biskopsgården
Mona Andersson ... Karna (Maid) - Biskopsgården
Hans Henrik Lerfeldt ... Elsa Bergius - Biskopsgården
Jan Malmsjö ... Bishop Edvard Vergerus - Biskopsgården
Marianne Nielsen ... Selma (Maid) - Biskopsgården
Marrit Ohlsson ... Malla Tander (Cook) - Biskopsgården (as Marrit Olsson)
Kerstin Tidelius ... Henrietta Vergerus - Biskopsgården
Anna Bergman ... Hanna Schwartz - Teatern

Gunnar Björnstrand ... Filip Landahl - Teatern
Nils Brandt ... Mr. Morsing (actor) - Teatern
Lars-Owe Carlberg ... Glee Singer - Teatern
Gus Dahlström ... Props Man - Teatern
Ernst Günther ... Rector Magnificus - Teatern
Hugo Hasslo ... Glee Singer - Teatern
Heinz Hopf ... Tomas Graal (actor) - Teatern
Maud Hyttenberg ... Miss Sinclair (Actress) - Teatern (as Maud Hyttenberg-Bartoletti)
Sven-Erik Jacobsson ... Glee Singer - Teatern
Marianne Karlbeck ... Miss Palmgren - Teatern
Kerstin Karte ... Prompter - Teatern
Tore Karte ... Office Manager - Teatern
Åke Lagergren ... Johan Armfeldt (Actor) - Teatern
Sune Mangs ... Mr. Salenius (Actor) - Teatern
Per Mattsson ... Mikael Bergman (Actor) - Teatern
Lickå Sjöman ... Grete Holm (Actress) - Teatern
Ryno Wallin ... Teatern
Georg Årlin ... Teatern - Colonel
Daniel Bell ... Teaterorkestern
Gunnar Djerf ... Teaterorkestern
Folke Eng ... Teaterorkestern
Ebbe Eng ... Teaterorkestern
Evert Hallmarken ... Teaterorkestern
Nils Kyndel ... Teaterorkestern
Ulf Lagerwall ... Teaterorkestern
Börje Mårelius ... Teaterorkestern
Karl Nilheim ... Teaterorkestern

Erland Josephson ... Isak Jacobi - Jacobis hus
Stina Ekblad ... Ismael Retzinsky - Jacobis hus
Mats Bergman ... Aron Retzinsky - Jacobis hus
Viola Aberlé ... Japanese Woman - Jacobis hus
Gerd Andersson ... Japanese Woman - Jacobis hus
Ann-Louise Bergström ... Japanese Woman - Jacobis hus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthias Bolliger ... Teatern (uncredited)
Marie-Hélène Breillat ... Jacobis hus (uncredited)
Krister Hell ... Young man who helps Isak with coffer (uncredited)
Linda Krüger ... Pauline - Biskopsgården (uncredited)
Mats Lindblom ... Man (uncredited)

Magnus Nordstrand ... Young Man in Theatre (uncredited)
Michael Santiago ... Voice (uncredited)
Marie-Louise Sid ... Dancer - Teatern (uncredited)

Peter Stormare ... Young man who helps Isak with coffer (uncredited)
Pernilla Wahlgren ... Esmeralda - Biskopsgården (uncredited)

Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
 
Writing credits
Ingmar Bergman (written by)

Produced by
Jörn Donner .... producer
Renzo Rossellini .... co-producer (uncredited)
Daniel Toscan du Plantier .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Daniel Bell 
 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
 
Film Editing by
Sylvia Ingemarsson 
 
Art Direction by
Anna Asp 
 
Set Decoration by
Susanne Lingheim 
 
Costume Design by
Marik Vos-Lundh  (as Marik Vos)
 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Drott .... wig maker
Kjell Gustavsson .... wig maker
Barbro Haugen .... makeup artist (as Barbro H Haugen)
Anna-Lena Melin .... makeup artist
Leif Qviström .... makeup artist
Mariann Virdestam .... wig maker
 
Production Management
Katinka Faragó .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Schildt .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gunilla Allard .... props
Jan Andersson .... props
Olle Berg .... carpenter
Kenneth Blomqvist .... carpenter
Anna Marie Davidsson .... painter
Christer Ekelund .... props
Tua Ekholm .... painter
Jan Eriksson .... carpenter
Kenth Eriksson .... painter (as Kent Eriksson)
Annmargret Fyregård .... assistant set decorator
Ylva Hammar .... painter
Teddy Holm .... painter
Johan Husberg .... props
Cecilia Iversen .... painter
Dick Jacobsson .... painter
Lisbeth Jansson .... painter
Nisse Johansson .... carpenter
Andrew Jones .... painter
Donald Karlsson .... painter
Lena Karlsson .... painter
Bengt Landegren .... painter
Kaj Larsen .... technical director
Berth Martinsson .... carpenter (as Bert Martinsson)
Percy Nilsson .... construction grip
Rolf Persson .... head painter
Ulrika Rindegård .... assistant set decorator
Björn Sinclair .... carpenter
Bertil Sjölund .... carpenter
Anna Skagerfors .... painter
Tom Stocklassa .... painter
Hans Strandberg .... carpenter
Bengt Svedberg .... painter
Anders Söderlund .... carpenter
Jakob Tigerskiöld .... draughtsman
Sigrid William-Olsson .... painter
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Björn Gunnarsson .... sound mixer
Björn Gunnarsson .... sound
Lasse Liljeholm .... sound mixer (as Lars Liljeholm)
Lasse Liljeholm .... sound (as Lars Liljeholm)
Bo Persson .... sound mixer
Bo Persson .... sound
Owe Svensson .... sound mixer
Owe Svensson .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Bengt Lundgren .... special effects
 
Stunts
Johan Thorén .... stunts (as Johan Torén)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Torbjörn Andersson .... electrician
Daniel Bergman .... grip
Ulf Björck .... electrician
Arne Carlsson .... still photographer
Tony Forsberg .... camera operator: second unit
Ragnar Hansson .... electrician
Kent Högberg .... electrician
Lars Karlsson .... assistant camera
Ted Lindahl .... electrician
Dan Myhrman .... assistant camera
Ulf Pramfors .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ingabritt Adrianson-Ejenstam .... costume assistant (as Ingabritt Adriansson)
Anne-Marie Broms .... costume assistant (as Anne Marie Broms)
Wiveca Dahlström .... tailor
Ann Katrin Edmark .... tailor
Görel Engstrand .... costume assistant
Solveig Eriksson .... tailor
Rosemarie Karlsson .... tailor
Maria Lindmark .... costume assistant
Elsie-Britt Lindström .... costume producer
Ann-Christin Lobråten .... costume assistant (as Annchristin Lobråten-Hjelm)
Kristina Makroff .... costume producer
Robert Nordlund .... costume producer
Lena Persson .... tailor
Kjell Sundqvist .... costume producer
Niclas Svartengren .... tailor
Caroline Von Rosen .... tailor
Lenamari Wallström .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Mikael Lönndahl .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Frans Helmerson .... musician
Marianne Jacobs .... musician
Per Lyng .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Åke Dahlbom .... driver
 
Other crew
Ingrid Bergman .... administrator
Mildred Brandt .... hostess
Lars-Owe Carlberg .... administrator
Kerstin Eriksdotter .... script supervisor
Berit Gullberg .... press officer
Arne Högsander .... dolls
Hellen Igler .... accountant
Eva Ivarsson .... location manager
Benita Lundqvist .... production secretary
Nils Melander .... laboratory technician
Marie Rechlin .... teacher
Fredrik Von Rosen .... administrator
Brita Werkmäster .... location manager
Christian Wirsén .... laterna magica
Mercedes Björlin .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fanny och Alexander" - Sweden (original title)
"Fanny & Alexander" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
188 min | Sweden:312 min (director's cut)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ingmar Bergman's first draft of the script, completed in 1979, consisted of about 1,000 handwritten pages.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the theatre scene, early in the movie, Georg Årlin, who plays a high ranking military man, is seen whispering with a person sitting next to him. The next shot shows other people talking, and then Årlin is seen behind them at the left corner, in conversation with no one, staring into space in front of him.See more »
Quotes:
Ekdahlska huset - Oscar Ekdahl:My dear friends, for 22 years, in the capacity of theater manager, I've stood here and made a speech without really having any talent for that sort of thing. Especially if you think of my father who was brilliant at speeches. My only talent, if you can call it that in my case...See more »
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FAQ

What happens during Uncle Isak's visit to the Bishop's House and how?
How could Fanny & Alexander be eligible for an Academy Award, when it was shown on television beforehand?
Was the Bishop responsible for how his previous family died?
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39 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
"...Anything can happen, anything is possible. Time and space do not exist...", 8 June 2005
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

"Fanny and Alexander" (1982) was announced at the time of its release as Ingmar Bergman's swan song, his last film for the big screen. It is his most optimistic and enchanting blend of romance, tragedy, comedy, fantasy, and mysticism. Set in Sweden in the beginning of the 20th century, the film follows the lives and adventures of two children, brother and sister Fanny and Alexander Edkahl.

I love Bergman in every mood and in every genre - I love him dark, bleak, harrowing ("Shame"), mysterious ("Persona"), merciless and devastating ("Scenes from a Marriage, "Face to Face", "Autumn Sonata). I love his lighter, smiling side ("Wild Strawberries", "Smiles of a Summer Night). Even for a master of Bergman's powerful talent, "Fanny and Alexander" is extraordinary - a profound film which is also one of his most accessible works.

Pablo Picasso said once, "When I was 9 years old, I could paint like Rafael; as an adult, all my life I tried to learn how to paint like a child". In his final film, one of the greatest masters of dark and sometimes morose psychological studies looks at the world with a child's eye. The words he chose to finish his film with reflect the hope, the happiness and the magic that can be fully felt only in one's childhood: "...Anything can happen, anything is possible. Time and space do not exist. ..On a flimsy ground of reality, imagination spins out and waves new patterns." --- August Strindberg's introductory notes for A Dream Play.

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