Gycklarnas Afton | Sawdust And Tinsel

Directed by Ingmar Bergman On the 4rth of February

Sweden - 1953 - black and white - 93' - Swedish with English subtitles
With Åke Grönberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman, Anders Ek, Gudrun Brost, Annika Tretow

Ingmar Bergman
Hilding Bladh
Carl-Olov Skeppstedt
Karl-Birger Blomdahl
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Albert returns to town with his traveling circus and attempts to get back his estranged wife Agda vainly. His envious mistress, Anne, a voluptuous horseback rider, strikes back and flirts with Franz, an actor who would only exploit her. Albert is informed about Anne’s sexual peccadillo and in a moment of rage, he challenges Franz to a fight.

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“The fact that Åke Grönberg played Albert, and that the part was expressly written for him, has nothing to do with any influence from Dupont’s film Variety with Emil Jannings. It’s much simpler than that: if a scrawny director aims for a self-portrait, of course he chooses a fat actor to play himself.”

Ingmar Bergman, Images: My Life in Film