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Fanny and Alexander ()

Fanny och Alexander (original title)
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Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.

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  • Won 4 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 10 nominations.
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Siri - Ekdahlska huset
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Carl Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
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Fanny Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
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Putte Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
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Police Superintendent Jespersson - Ekdahlska huset
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Witness to Bishop's Death - Ekdahlska huset
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Oscar Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
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Alida - Ekdahlska huset
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Emilie Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Patricia Gélin ...
Statue - Ekdahlska huset (as Patricia Gelin)
Majlis Granlund ...
Miss Vega - Ekdahlska huset
Maria Granlund ...
Petra Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
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Alexander Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Eva von Hanno ...
Berta - Ekdahlska huset
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Aunt Emma - Ekdahlska huset
Olle Hilding ...
Old Clergyman - Ekdahlska huset
Svea Holst ...
Miss Ester - Ekdahlska huset
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Gustav Adolf Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
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Aunt Anna von Bohlen - Ekdahlska huset
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Alma Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
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Rosa - Ekdahlska huset
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Doctor Fürstenberg - Ekdahlska huset
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Lydia Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
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Clergyman at Wedding - Ekdahlska huset
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Maj - Ekdahlska huset (as Pernilla Wallgren)
Emelie Werkö ...
Jenny Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
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Helena Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset (as Gun Wållgren)
Inga Ålenius ...
Lisen - Ekdahlska huset
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Blenda Vergérus - Biskopsgården
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Justina - Biskopsgården
Mona Andersson ...
Karna (Maid) - Biskopsgården
Hans Henrik Lerfeldt ...
Elsa Bergius - Biskopsgården
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Bishop Edvard Vergerus - Biskopsgården
Marianne Nielsen ...
Selma (Maid) - Biskopsgården
Marrit Ohlsson ...
Malla Tander (Cook) - Biskopsgården (as Marrit Olsson)
Kerstin Tidelius ...
Henrietta Vergerus - Biskopsgården
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Hanna Schwartz - Teatern
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Filip Landahl - Teatern
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Mr. Morsing (Actor) - Teatern
Lars-Owe Carlberg ...
Glee Singer - Teatern
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Props Man - Teatern
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Rector Magnificus - Teatern
Hugo Hasslo ...
Glee Singer - Teatern
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Tomas Graal (Actor) - Teatern
Maud Hyttenberg ...
Miss Sinclair (Actress) - Teatern (as Maud Hyttenberg-Bartoletti)
Sven-Erik Jacobsson ...
Glee Singer - Teatern
Marianne Karlbeck ...
Miss Palmgren - Teatern
Kerstin Karte ...
Prompter - Teatern
Tore Karte ...
Office Manager - Teatern
Åke Lagergren ...
Johan Armfeldt (Actor) - Teatern
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Mr. Salenius (Actor) - Teatern
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Mikael Bergman (Actor) - Teatern
Lickå Sjöman ...
Grete Holm (Actress) - Teatern
Ryno Wallin ...
Teatern
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Colonel - Teatern
Daniel Bell ...
Teaterorkestern
Gunnar Djerf ...
Teaterorkestern
Folke Eng ...
Teaterorkestern
Ebbe Eng ...
Teaterorkestern
Evert Hallmarken ...
Teaterorkestern
Nils Kyndel ...
Teaterorkestern
Ulf Lagerwall ...
Teaterorkestern
Börje Mårelius ...
Teaterorkestern
Karl Nilheim ...
Teaterorkestern
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Isak Jacobi - Jacobis hus
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Ismael Retzinsky - Jacobis hus
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Aron Retzinsky - Jacobis hus
Viola Aberlé ...
Japanese Woman - Jacobis hus
Gerd Andersson ...
Japanese Woman - Jacobis hus
Ann-Louise Bergström ...
Japanese Woman - Jacobis hus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthias Bolliger ...
Teatern (uncredited)
Marie-Hélène Breillat ...
Jacobis hus (uncredited)
Marla Frumkin ...
Maj the Ekdahl's Housemaid (uncredited) (voice)
Krister Hell ...
Young Man who Helps Isak with Coffer (uncredited)
Zack Hoffman ...
Police Superintendent Jespersson (uncredited) (voice)
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Carl Ekdahl (uncredited) (voice)
Linda Krüger ...
Pauline - Biskopsgården (uncredited)
Mats Lindblom ...
Man (uncredited)
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Alexander Ekdahl (uncredited) (voice)
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Young Man in Theatre (uncredited)
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Funeral guest (uncredited)
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Oscar Ekdahl (uncredited) (voice)
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Gustav Adolf Ekdahl (uncredited) (voice)
Michael Santiago ...
Voice (uncredited)
Marie-Louise Sid ...
Dancer - Teatern (uncredited)
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Young Man who Helps Isak with Coffer (uncredited)
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Esmeralda - Biskopsgården (uncredited)
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Bishop Edvard Vergérus / Isak Jacobi (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Ingmar Bergman

Written by

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Ingmar Bergman ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jörn Donner ... producer
Renzo Rossellini ... co-producer (uncredited)
Daniel Toscan du Plantier ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Daniel Bell

Cinematography by

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Sven Nykvist

Film Editing by

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Sylvia Ingemarsson

Editorial Department

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Mikael Lönndahl ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Anna Asp

Set Decoration by

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Susanne Lingheim

Costume Design by

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Marik Vos-Lundh ... (as Marik Vos)

Makeup Department

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Cecilia Drott ... wig maker
Kjell Gustavsson ... wig maker
Barbro Haugen ... makeup artist (as Barbro H Haugen)
Anna-Lena Melin ... makeup artist
Leif Qviström ... makeup artist
Mariann Virdestam ... wig maker

Production Management

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Katinka Faragó ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Schildt ... assistant director

Art Department

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Gunilla Allard ... props
Jan Andersson ... props
Olle Berg ... carpenter
Kenneth Blomqvist ... carpenter
Anna Marie Davidsson ... painter
Christer Ekelund ... props
Tua Ekholm ... painter
Jan Eriksson ... carpenter
Kenth Eriksson ... painter (as Kent Eriksson)
Annmargret Fyregård ... assistant set decorator
Ylva Hammar ... painter
Teddy Holm ... painter
Johan Husberg ... props
Cecilia Iversen ... painter
Dick Jacobsson ... painter
Lisbeth Jansson ... painter
Nisse Johansson ... carpenter
Andrew Jones ... painter
Donald Karlsson ... painter
Lena Karlsson ... painter
Bengt Landegren ... painter
Kaj Larsen ... technical director
Berth Martinsson ... carpenter (as Bert Martinsson)
Percy Nilsson ... construction grip
Rolf Persson ... head painter
Ulrika Rindegård ... assistant set decorator
Björn Sinclair ... carpenter
Bertil Sjölund ... carpenter
Anna Skagerfors ... painter
Tom Stocklassa ... painter
Hans Strandberg ... carpenter
Bengt Svedberg ... painter
Anders Söderlund ... carpenter
Jakob Tigerskiöld ... draughtsman
Sigrid William-Olsson ... painter
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Björn Gunnarsson ... sound mixer / sound
Lasse Liljeholm ... sound mixer (as Lars Liljeholm) / sound (as Lars Liljeholm)
Bo Persson ... sound mixer / sound
Owe Svensson ... sound mixer / sound

Special Effects by

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Bengt Lundgren ... special effects

Stunts

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Johan Thorén ... stunts (as Johan Torén)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Torbjörn Andersson ... electrician
Daniel Bergman ... grip
Ulf Björck ... electrician
Arne Carlsson ... still photographer
Tony Forsberg ... camera operator: second unit
Ragnar Hansson ... electrician
Kent Högberg ... electrician
Lars Karlsson ... assistant camera
Ted Lindahl ... electrician
Dan Myhrman ... assistant camera
Ulf Pramfors ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ingabritt Adrianson-Ejenstam ... costume assistant (as Ingabritt Adriansson)
Anne-Marie Broms ... costume assistant (as Anne Marie Broms)
Wiveca Dahlström ... tailor
Ann Katrin Edmark ... tailor
Görel Engstrand ... costume assistant
Solveig Eriksson ... tailor
Rosemarie Karlsson ... tailor
Maria Lindmark ... costume assistant
Elsie-Britt Lindström ... costume producer
Ann-Christin Lobråten ... costume assistant (as Annchristin Lobråten-Hjelm)
Kristina Makroff ... costume producer
Robert Nordlund ... costume producer
Lena Persson ... tailor
Kjell Sundqvist ... costume producer
Niclas Svartengren ... tailor
Caroline Von Rosen ... tailor
Lenamari Wallström ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Eva Ivarsson ... location manager
Brita Werkmäster ... location manager

Music Department

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Frans Helmerson ... musician
Marianne Jacobs ... musician
Per Lyng ... conductor

Transportation Department

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Åke Dahlbom ... driver

Other crew

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Ingrid Bergman ... administrator
Mildred Brandt ... hostess
Lars-Owe Carlberg ... administrator
Kerstin Eriksdotter ... script supervisor
Berit Gullberg ... press officer
Arne Högsander ... dolls
Hellen Igler ... accountant
Benita Lundqvist ... production secretary
Nils Melander ... laboratory technician
Marie Rechlin ... teacher
Fredrik Von Rosen ... administrator
Christian Wirsén ... laterna magica
Mercedes Björlin ... choreographer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

It's the early twentieth century Sweden. Adolescent siblings Alexander and Fanny Ekdahl lead a relatively joyous and exuberant life with their well-off extended paternal family, led by the family matriarch, their grandmother, Helena Ekdahl. The openness of the family culture is exemplified by Helena's now deceased husband ending up becoming best friends with one of her lovers, a Jewish puppet maker named Isak Jacobi, and their Uncle Gustav Adolf's open liaison with one of the family maids, Maj, who everyone in the family adores, even Gustav Adolf's wife, Alma. Between the siblings, Alexander in particular has inherited the family's love of storytelling, his parents and his grandmother who are actors and who manage their own theater. Things change for Alexander and Fanny when their father, Oscar, dies shortly after Christmas 1907. Although she truly does believe she loves him, the children's mother, Emilie, decides to marry Bishop Edvard Vergérus, who she first met as the officiate at Oscar's funeral. She also wants a father figure for the children. Going into the marriage, Emilie has inclinations that it will be a much different life than she had with the Ekdahls, but is not prepared for the harsh, austere and strict life Edvard rules with an iron fist. Emilie, Alexander and Fanny end up being prisoners in the bishop's stark and humorless house. As Alexander butts head with his stepfather and tries to learn how to keep to his own principles while obeying Edvard, Emilie tries to figure out a way to regain her and her children's own destiny, as Edvard will not consent to divorce, and her "desertion" in the eyes of the law means that Alexander and Fanny would become his wards. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Fanny et Alexandre (France)
  • Fanny und Alexander (West Germany)
  • Fanny and Alexander (World-wide, English title)
  • Fanny & Alexander (World-wide, English title)
  • Fanny and Alexander (United States)
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Runtime
  • 188 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ingmar Bergman professed to actually preferring the five-hour forty-eight minute version of the film. See more »
Goofs The movie is set around 1905, as can be seen from the "contract" that Gustav Adolf gave Maj early in the movie, but Edvard tells Emilie that he heard that the universe is expanding. Slipher discovered the red shifts in some nebulae/galaxies in 1912, an observation that suggests that these objects are moving away from us; Hubble's law of the expanding universe was published in 1929; and the big bang theory become popular in the 1950s. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Fanny and Alexander (1983). See more »
Soundtracks Suite No 2 for Cello Solo See more »
Quotes Ekdahlska huset - Helena Ekdahl: Are you sad because you've grown old?
Jacobis hus - Isak Jacobi: I'm certainly not. Everything's getting worse. Worse people, worse machines, worse wars... and worse weather. I'm glad I'll soon be dead.
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