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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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Release Date:
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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Stunning. A cinematic orgasm. See more (48 total) »

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

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:
Invited to participate in competition at the film festivals in Cannes and Venice 2003. Ingmar Bergman snubbed both festivals as he was not able to finish editing the theatrical release of the film in time for either of the festivals.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Karin gets up to leave before playing the saraband, the wires from the lights, and the end pins for the cellos are no longer on the floor, despite being there once Karin and Henrik's conversation began.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Orada (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
String Quartet no. 1 in C Minor, Opus 51See more »

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Stunning. A cinematic orgasm., 20 January 2005
Author: yokosamz from France

Now I know what all those slow movies were trying to imitate.

I had seen a lot of movies like it, but NOT QUITE. This is one of the most flawless movie I've ever seen. A revelation -- (I had never seen an Ingmar Bergman movie before.)

The ease with which emotions are communicated through the screen is unbelievable. I have never seen anything like it. What is it that makes it so different and so memorable? Every single element in this film contributes to its general beauty, the moaning cello, the words, the eyes of the amazing actors, EVERYTHING. No superfluous scenes, no unnecessary sophistication. Bergman is a master of emotional precision.

It is just a personal opinion but just like "Talk to her" was my favourite from last year, "Saraband" is the best movie I've seen this year. I recommend that you go see it if you get the chance. Don't think. Just go. If you don't like it, it will be one more movie you didn't like. But if you don't see it you risk missing a kind of cinematic orgasm.

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How does this rank up with other bergman movies? take_exit3
Saraband is not a TV movie anymore, right? rafaelstiborski
Name changes and other gaps tsheridan94
Henrik and Karin sleeping together? jim789
Henrik's mother pulp_post
Henrik Monsieur_Arkadin
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