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In the Presence of a Clown (1997)

Larmar och gör sig till (original title)
Inventor Carl Åkerblom is a rosy-cheeked 54 year-old admirer of Franz Schubert - and a patient in the psychiatric ward of Akademiska Hospital in Uppsala, after having attempted to beat to ... See full summary »

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Ingmar Bergman

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Ingmar Bergman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Börje Ahlstedt ... Uncle Carl Åkerblom
Marie Richardson ... Pauline Thibualt
Erland Josephson ... Osvald Vogler
Pernilla August ... Karin Bergman
Anita Björk ... Anna Åkerblom
Agneta Ekmanner ... Klovnen Rigmor
Lena Endre ... Märta Lundberg
Gunnel Fred ... Emma Vogler
Gerthi Kulle Gerthi Kulle ... Sister Stella
Johan Lindell Johan Lindell ... Johan Egerman
Peter Stormare ... Petrus Landahl
Folke Asplund Folke Asplund ... Fredrik Blom
Anna Björk Anna Björk ... Mia Falk
Inga Landgré ... Alma Berglund
Alf Nilsson Alf Nilsson ... Stefan Larsson
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Inventor Carl Åkerblom is a rosy-cheeked 54 year-old admirer of Franz Schubert - and a patient in the psychiatric ward of Akademiska Hospital in Uppsala, after having attempted to beat to death his fiancée, Pauline Thibault. Together with another patient, Professor Osvald Vogler, they set up a film project: the living talkie. Before long, they set off on a frantic tour with their film, "The Joy of the Joyous Girl"... Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

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Language:

Swedish

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1 November 1997 (Sweden) See more »

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In the Presence of a Clown See more »

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Mono

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4:3
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Trivia

The title is taken from Shakespeare's "Macbeth", act five scene five, when Macbeth says that "life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage". "Struts and frets" can be translated with "larmar och gör sig till". See more »

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Bergman still has the touch
29 August 1999 | by aborda-2See all my reviews

When we were thinking that Ingmar Bergman, one of the greatest directors of all time, was not going to make any other films, we see this tv masterpiece, with a great plot and great performances by the actors. While I was seeing the movie, I remembered some of his classic movies, and instantly I recognized that "Bergman" unique touch for making films. This is a movie for every Bergman fan.


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