Inventor Carl Åkerblom is a rosy-cheeked 54 year-old admirer of Franz Schubert - and a patient in the psychiatric ward of Akademiska Hospital in Uppsala, after having attempted to beat to ...
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Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter EGermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "... See full summary »
Marianne, some thirty years after divorcing Johan, decides to visit her ex-husband at his summer home. She arrives in the middle of a family drama between Johan's son from another marriage and his granddaughter.
Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She ... See full summary »
The Queen of the Night offers her daughter Pamina to Tamino, but he has to bring her back from her father and priest Sarastro. She gives a magic flute to Tamino and magic bells to the bird ... See full summary »
A middle-aged teacher is suffering from paranoid delusions. Her slightly younger man is bit by bit pulled into her condition. Love has made her vulnerable and jealous and slowly but surely ... See full summary »
A fictional meeting at the Swedish Film Industry office between the former director George af Klercker and CEO Charles Magnusson. A drunk and bitter Klercker ridicule old movies,and shared ... See full summary »
Anna von Rosen
The meeting between Victor Sjöström, Swedish film director of the silent era and Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Victor is adapting one of the books of the writer.
A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness. Dr. Jenny Isaksson is a psychiatrist married to another psychiatrist; both are successful in ... See full summary »
A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home. But he is an emotionally scarred man, a Jewish survivor... See full summary »
Max von Sydow
A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships... See full summary »
Inventor Carl Åkerblom is a rosy-cheeked 54 year-old admirer of Franz Schubert - and a patient in the psychiatric ward of Akademiska Hospital in Uppsala, after having attempted to beat to death his fiancée, Pauline Thibault. Together with another patient, Professor Osvald Vogler, they set up a film project: the living talkie. Before long, they set off on a frantic tour with their film, "The Joy of the Joyous Girl"... Written by
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The title is taken from Shakespeare's "Macbeth", act five scene five, when Macbeth says that "life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage". "Struts and frets" can be translated with "larmar och gör sig till". See more »
A very good film, without it being one of Bergman's finest
Approaching towards the end of my Ingmar Bergman quest, he has rapidly turned into a director that I now love and admire. And I'd say the same for his films too, in fact although there is a small handful that I've yet to see there have only been two films of his I didn't care for, All These Women and The Serpent's Egg. While it is not one of Bergman's best(The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Fanny and Alexander, Cries and Whispers and Persona), sometimes I did find it a bit too heavy on the symbolism, it is still a very good film and evidence that Bergman still had it towards the end of his career. His direction here is incisive and intelligent as it always was, not once is there signs of a director out of his depth like All These Women for example. For a TV film it is certainly a very professional-looking one with evocative settings and handsome(if not as expansive as his cinematic films) photography. The dialogue provokes a lot of thought and the story is deliberately paced, very interesting and like with almost all Bergman films conveys a large range of emotions. The characters as ever are compellingly real, and the acting only adds to that effect. Borje Ahlstedt in the lead role is particularly outstanding. In conclusion, very good. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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