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Autumn Sonata ()

Höstsonaten (original title)
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A married daughter who longs for her mother's love is visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations.
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Charlotte Andergast
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Eva
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Helena
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Viktor
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Charlotte's private secretary
Arne Bang-Hansen ...
Uncle Otto
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Paul
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Josef
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Leonardo
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Piano instructor
Linn Ullmann ...
Eva as a child
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eva von Hanno ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Knut Wigert ...
Professor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ingmar Bergman

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Ingmar Bergman ... (writer)

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Sven Nykvist

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Sylvia Ingemarsson ... (as Sylvia Ingmarsdotter)

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Anna Asp

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Inger Pehrsson

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Cecilia Drott ... makeup artist

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Katinka Faragó ... production manager

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Peder Langenskiöld ... assistant director

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Ingeborg Kvamme ... props
Kaj Larsen ... props

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Tommy Persson ... sound assistant
Owe Svensson ... sound mixer / sound

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Arne Carlsson ... still photographer
Lars Karlsson ... assistant camera
Charlie Nykvist ... assistant camera

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Gisela Bergquist ... assistant costume designer

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Hans Lindgren ... location manager

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Knut Andersen ... others who helped
Bo Andersson ... others who helped
Jon Arvesen ... others who helped
Jo Banoun ... others who helped
Daniel Bergman ... others who helped
Ingrid Bergman ... administrator
Gunnar Bøvollen ... others who helped
Lars-Owe Carlberg ... administrator
Kerstin Eriksdotter ... continuity
Demetrios Glavas ... others who helped
Lena Hansson ... production assistant
Jarle Hole ... others who helped
Bjarne Kjos ... others who helped
Nils Melander ... laboratory technician
Per Mørk ... others who helped
Percy Nilsson ... others who helped
Tom Olsen ... others who helped
Rolf Persson ... others who helped
Ulf Pramfors ... others who helped
Gunnar Sakshaug ... others who helped
Åse Seim ... others who helped
Caroline Von Rosen ... attributes
Ragnar Waaranperä ... others who helped
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Plot Summary

After having neglected her children for many years, world famous pianist Charlotte visits her daughter Eva in her home. To her surprise she finds her other daughter, Helena, there as well. Helena is mentally disabled, and Eva has taken Helena out of the institution where their mother had placed her. The tension between Charlotte and Eva only builds up slowly, until a nightly conversation releases all the things they have wanted to tell each other. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Also Known As
  • Sonate d'automne (France)
  • Herbstsonate (West Germany)
  • Autumn Sonata (United States)
  • Autumn Sonata (World-wide, English title)
  • Sonata de otoño (Spain)
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  • 99 min
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Trivia Final theatrical feature film of actress Ingrid Bergman. See more »
Goofs In the dialogue scene where Charlotte is lying on the floor and Eva is sitting on the sofa behind her, the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the curtains when the camera pans to Eva for a few seconds. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of Autumn Sonata (1978). See more »
Soundtracks Préludium Nr 2a, a-moll See more »
Quotes Viktor: [reading] One must learn to live. I practice every day. My biggest obstacle is I don't know who I am. I grope blindly. If anyone loves me as I am I may dare at last to look at myself. For me, that possibility is fairly remote.
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