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The Best Intentions (1992)

Den goda viljan (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 10 July 1992 (USA)
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The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family in ... See full summary »

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... Henrik Bergman
... Anna Bergman
... Johan Åkerblom
Ghita Nørby ... Karin Åkerblom
... Disponent Nordenson
... Alma Bergman
... Frida Strandberg
... Fredrik Bergman
... Ernst Åkerblom
... Carl Åkerblom
... Kyrkoherde Gransjö
... Magda Säll
... Drottning Victoria
Elias Ringquist ... Petrus Farg
... Freddy Paulin
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The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few years Anna can't stand living in the rural county with the uncouth people. She returns to Uppsala, Henrik stays in the north. Written by Robert Stroetgen <stroetgen@rrz.uni-hamburg.de>

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$1,253,106
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The first time a husband and wife both won awards at the Cannes Film Festival in separate categories for the same film, Bille August winning the Palme d'Or for Best Film and his wife Pernilla winning for Best Actress. See more »

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[last lines]
Henrik Bergman: So, you don't want us to go on?
Anna Bergman: You know I do. I want nothing else. That is all I want.
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Depressing Danish, Sublimely Scenic Swedish.
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The Best Intentions (Swedish: Den goda viljan) (1992) Director: Bille August Watched: 7/11/18 Rating: 7/10

For parents' story, Bergman hands over the reins; Finds lavish funding.

Deft performances, But tedious fights/trite scenes. Haunting score/soundtrack.

Her mother's rebuke. Class struggle, religious woes. Love's perseverance.

Swedish beauty/Nordic gloom; Lengthy but quite affecting.

Haiku Sonnets are comprised of 4 3-line haiku plus a couplet of either 5 or 7 syllables, adding up to 14 lines, the same number of lines found in a sonnet. (5-7-5, 5-7-5, 5-7-5, 5-7-5, 7-7/5-5) #HaikuSonnet #PoemReview #BasedonaTrueStory #ClassStruggle #Danish #PalmedOr #Swedish


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