Ingmar Bergman - In the Presence of a Clown (Larmar och gör sig till) - English subs

Posted: Jun 13, 2012

A 1997 movie of Ingmar Bergman. No copyright infringement intended. All rights belong to their respective owners. This video is for educational purposes only. If you like the movie, please purchase the official DVD.
------------------------------------------------------ "Ahlstedt reprises his role as great-uncle Carl from Fanny and Alexander and Best Intentions in this arresting drama. Resident in a sunny mental ward circa 1925, Carl is surrounded by premonitions of death, from the gramophone playing Schubert's Winterreise, to his hallucinatory visions of a sinister, sexually forthright, white-clad female clown named Rigmor (as in rigor mortis). Despite his situation and his record of psychotic rage, Carl is full of grand plans, and surprisingly proceeds to mount his own version of sound cinema by having actors speak the dialogue mouthed by characters in the silent film he has made. Not everything goes to plan, but like the great last works of Schubert, it's a striking instance of the redemptive power of art in the face of mortality, something the aging Bergman must have been feeling too. By turns bleak, bawdy, touching and wittily inventive, clearly a major Bergman piece, TV origins notwithstanding."
-- Trevor Johnston, Time Out Stan Schwartz's review: Director: Ingmar Bergman
Screenplay: Ingmar Bergman
Cinematography: Tony Forsberg, Per Norén, Raymond Wemmenlöv, Sven-Åke Visén Carl Åkerblom: Börje Ahlstedt
Pauline Thibault: Marie Richardson
Osvald Vogler: Erland Josephson
Karin Bergman: Pernilla August
Petrus Landahl: Peter Stormare
Anna Åkerblom: Anita Björk
Märta Lundberg: Lena Endre
Rigmor, the clown: Agneta Ekmanner
Emma Vogler: Gunnel Fred
Johan Egerman: Johan Lindell
Sister Stella: Gerthi Kulle
Mia Falk: Anna Björk
Fredrik Blom: Folke Asplund
Alma Berglund: Inga Landgré
Stefan Larsson: Alf Nilsson
Karin Persson: Harriet Nordlund
Algot Frövik: Tord Peterson
Hanna Apelblad: Birgitta Pettersson
Mental patient: Ingmar Bergman