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Searching for Ingmar Bergman (2018)

Auf der Suche nach Ingmar Bergman (original title)
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Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta takes a closer look at Bergman's life and work and explores his film legacy with Bergman's closest collaborators, both in front and ... See full summary »

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Margarethe von Trotta, Bettina Böhler (co-director) | 1 more credit »

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Margarethe von Trotta (concept), Felix Moeller (concept)
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Credited cast:
Liv Ullmann ... Herself - Interviewee
Olivier Assayas ... Himself - Interviewee
Ruben Östlund ... Himself - Interviewee
Mia Hansen-Løve ... Herself - Interviewee
Gunnel Lindblom ... Herself - Interviewee
Carlos Saura ... Himself - Interviewee
Margarethe von Trotta ... Herself - Interviewer
Julia Dufvenius ... Herself - Interviewee
Jean-Claude Carrière ... Himself - Interviewee
Gaby Dohm ... Herself - Interviewee
Rita Russek ... Herself - Interviewee
Daniel Bergman Daniel Bergman ... Himself - Interviewee
Stig Björkman ... Himself - Interviewee
Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel ... Himself
Ingmar Bergman Jr. Ingmar Bergman Jr. ... Himself
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Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta takes a closer look at Bergman's life and work and explores his film legacy with Bergman's closest collaborators, both in front and behind the camera, as well as a new generation of filmmakers. The documentary presents key scenes, recurring themes in his films and his life, and journeys to the places at the center of Bergman's creative achievement and the focal points of his life such as the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, locations and landscapes from his masterpieces, and the stations from his career in Sweden, France and Germany. Explore the many layers of Bergman's work and life with INGMAR BERGMAN - LEGACY OF A DEFINING GENIUS. Written by Anonymous

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Germany | France

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German | English | Swedish | French | Spanish

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Searching for Ingmar Bergman See more »

Filming Locations:

Fårö, Gotlands län, Sweden See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,996, 4 November 2018

Gross USA:

$36,686

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,742
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C-Films, Mondex&cie See more »
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A very inept docu made by a bragging show-off searching for her own lost fame
11 August 2018 | by Markus_BeerSee all my reviews

This documentary is a hard pass. There are a few interview tidbits that are interesting (if nothing really new), but every scene, every move is counteracted by von Trotta's deep need for attention and recognition. I don't have a problem with filmmakers inserting themselves into their own documentary, but this is just ridiculous: She is front and center. And about half of the runtime is about her, not Bergman. How she was inspired to become a filmmaker because of Bergman, how she felt honored, because he liked a movie of hers forty years ago. It becomes unbearable very quickly.

If you want to watch a informative documentary about Bergman, avoid this production like the plague. There's some interesting information burried there, somewhere beneath the layers of self-promotion and self-congratulatory chest pounding, but it's simply not worth the effort. A better title would be "The wonderful filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta looks back on her greatest achievements (and there's Bergman)". I hated it.


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