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Saraband -- Marianne (Ullman), some thirty years after divorcing Johan (Josephson), 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.
Saraband -- Marianne (Ullman), some thirty years after divorcing Johan (Josephson), 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.
Saraband -- Marianne (Ullman), some thirty years after divorcing Johan (Josephson), 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.

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1 December 2003 (Sweden) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Master Bergman at his best See more (48 total) »

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Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ingmar Bergman 

Produced by
Pia Ehrnvall .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Stefan Eriksson 
Jesper Holmström 
Per-Olof Lantto 
Sofi Stridh 
Raymond Wemmenlöv 
 
Film Editing by
Sylvia Ingemarsson 
 
Production Design by
Göran Wassberg 
 
Costume Design by
Inger Pehrsson  (as Inger Pehrson)
 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Drott .... makeup artist (as Cecilia Drott-Norlén)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Torbjörn Ehrnvall .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Teddy Holm .... painter
Åsa Persson .... assistant production designer
Rasmus Rasmusson .... set dresser
Håkan Sanchis .... construction manager
Jan-Erik Savela .... property master
Ulla Smith Örn .... graphic designer
Jan Stenmark .... graphic designer
Karin Söderberg .... upholsterer
 
Sound Department
Anders Degerberg .... sound (as Anders Degerman)
Carl Edström .... sound (as Calle Edström)
Börje Johansson .... sound
Göran Nylander .... sound technician
Per Nyström .... sound
Erik Näsman .... sound technician
Ulf Olausson .... sound
Gábor Pasztor .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gabor Pasztor)
 
Visual Effects by
Mats Holmgren .... digital colourist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kimmo Rajala .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sven Jarnerup .... assistant camera
Per Sturk .... electrician
Lars Stålberg .... electrician
Per Sundin .... lighting technician
Mike Tiverios .... Steadicam operator (as Michael Tiverios)
Bengt Wanselius .... still photographer
Adrian Wester .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Inger Eiserwall .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Ulf Nordin .... color grader
Jesper Svedin .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Pia Ehrnvall .... project manager
Gylla Ersson .... publicist
Ann-Mari Langer .... production accountant
Hanna Pauli .... prompter
Kerstin Sundberg .... script supervisor
Ola Westman .... technical coordinator
Irene Wiklund .... technical manager
 
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Rated R for brief nudity, language and a violent image
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107 min | Argentina:120 min
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Trivia:
The film is very autobiographical. The character of Anna is actually Ingrid Von Rosen, Ingmar Bergman's wife, who died of cancer, and was his greatest love.See more »
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Plot holes: There are some interesting discrepancies in relation to the time line of the characters. The ages given for the characters are 63 (Marianne), 86 (Johan) and 61 (Henrik). Marianne says that she has not seen Johan for 32 years and that they had been married for 16 years. This means that she married Johan when she was 15 and he was 38. Johan had a falling out with his son when Henrik was 18/19, which must have been after Johan's marriage to Marianne.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Bergman Island (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cello Suite no. 5 in C Minor, Movement 4: SarabandSee more »

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28 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Master Bergman at his best, 17 March 2005
Author: valadas from Portugal

Ingmar Bergman goes on trying to find the meaning of life and the world and what means sentiment after all. Do we love when we think we hate? What's going on in the deepness of human soul? What justifies our actions? Which truth commands human relations mainly family and marital ones? This quest is pursued by formal means and themes different of those used in some of his previous movies such as The Seventh Seal or Persona but the same interrogation is always there. A sexagenarian lady decides to pay a visit to her ex-husband whom she had not seen for more than 30 years. She will be then the spectator of a series of events involving his ex-husband, his son of a previous marriage and the latter's young daughter in a tempest of violent feelings and psychological outbursts against which her serenity and wisdom make an interesting counterpoint. There is also another character whose presence is overwhelming despite the fact that she is already dead when the movie begins: Anna the former wife of the ex-husband's son. She still lives in the heart and of the two men and the young girl with her words and deeds. The love-hate relationship between father and son and father and daughter is very intense. The scene where the character played by Erland Josephson yields one night to anguish and anxiety and seeks refuge in her ex-wife's bed ( without any sex being involved) is extremely moving. We are indeed in the presence of a masterpiece.

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Saraband is not a TV movie anymore, right? rafaelstiborski
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