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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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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Profound, soulful film of human love and hate 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:
Referenced in Orada (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Trio Sonata for Organ no. 1 in E Flat Major, Movement 1: AllegroSee more »

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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Profound, soulful film of human love and hate, 10 July 2005
Author: Peegee-3 (poetsrx@webtv.net) from Santa Monica, CA

For many years "The Seventh Seal" has not only been my favorite Bergman film, but my all-time list topper. Although others have since moved into that place, Bergman's genius as a probing and revelatory filmmaker continue to astound and reward me.

"Saraband" for me is about as good as he gets...and that's high praise. Here the human soul in anguish is laid bare in all its honest need...a thwarted one...for love and understanding. A once married couple, Marianne and Johann (brilliantly portrayed by Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson) do their saraband even after 30 years apart. And like that dance, in its repetitive themes, their relationship as well as that of Johann's son and granddaughter form a kind of tragic rondo, sadly and inexorably replicated. Henrik, the 61 year old son (portrayed with amazing profoundity by Borje Ahlstedt) cannot extricate himself from the slings and arrows aimed at him continually by his father. The one character, now dead, who serves as a graceful inspiration to them all is Henrik's wife and his daughter, Karin's mother...Anna. We see her beautiful face in a photographic portrait, but her loving presence in their memory is so strong it becomes a kind of living influence. Karin, played by the stunning Julia Dufvenius, is also the victim of the family dynamic and forms the important fourth in this saraband of life and fate.

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Saraband is not a TV movie anymore, right? rafaelstiborski
Henrik and Karin sleeping together? jim789
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