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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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Tagline:
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:
Probably Bergman's best See more (92 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)
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)
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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)
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shot in chronological order.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:
Teatern - Filip Landahl:...They no longer wish to hear the songs of giants. They are content with the tunes of dwarfs.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Bergman Island (2004) (TV)See more »

FAQ

How could Fanny & Alexander be eligible for an Academy Award, when it was shown on television beforehand?
Exactly what happens in Uncle Isak's house?
Was the Bishop responsible for how his previous family died?
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29 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Probably Bergman's best, 28 December 2003
Author: Daniel Karlsson from Sweden

Although I have disliked Bergman's earlier films and thought they were by far too overrated, that did not apply to this film. I saw the director's-cut version, over five hours. A little long, yes, and there is not much music, but it's not slow, like Tarkovsky's films can be.

The opening is great, and the first act, the first one and a half hour, was the part I liked the very most. The realism is utter, so is the casting; the best acting I have seen in a Swedish film, it's amazing. I can't complain about any actor, they were all extremely good. So is the dialog. Alexander had a typical upper class look, so did his grandmother, who looked extremely fresh and healthy and beautiful, for her age. All together, the language and milieus are very credible. No over-colorful costumes and silly dialogs, that is such a frequent element nowadays in historical plays, especially from America.

Bergman succeeds to capture the customs and behavior that were used (and to some extent still is used) within the Swedish upper class, as well as general Swedish customs and behavior. I know this, because I am familiar with it and have partly experienced it myself. The result is sometimes amazing. Bergman succeeds to capture the atmosphere of the old times, through language and decoration. The photo is at time dazzling; some scenes are identical to 19th century Swedish painting, and I get the thought that Bergman turned to these in search for the right setting of the film.

Unlike early works by Bergman, which tend to be somewhat theatrical, the keyword here is realism, which I appreciate greatly. The actors manage, like I said, to speak and play in a way that I feel was customary at that period of time. It might be too much to claim this work to be a Swedish Tarkovsky film, but I sensed it had some philosophical material, and it is definitely thoughtful. Otherwise, I think it is worth watching for the acting and dialog alone.

One of the best Swedish films ever made, and Bergman's best, in my opinion. (9/10)

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