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Original title Smultronstället
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Director
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Awards
Classification Allowed from age 15
Dialogue
Swedish release 1957-12-26

Cast

Victor Sjöström
Isak Borg, professor

Gunnar Björnstrand
Evald Borg, docent, hans son

Ingrid Thulin
Marianne, Evalds fru

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Plot summary

A Golden Berlin Bear and a Golden Globe are just two of the prizes Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries was awarded following its premiere in 1957. The film, the story of an aging narrow-minded...

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Titles

Original title
Swedish release title
International title
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Title for Swedish Video release

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Production Manager
Director of Photography
Music
Art Director
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Assistant Director
Script Supervisor
Unit Manager
First Assistant Cameraman
Still Photographer
Musical Arrangement
Orchestra Leader
Propman
Costume Designer
Make-up Supervisor
Boom Operator
Re-recording Mixer

Cast

Victor Sjöström Isak Borg, professor
Gunnar Björnstrand Evald Borg, docent, hans son
Ingrid Thulin Marianne, Evalds fru
Bibi Andersson Sara
Folke Sundquist Anders
Björn Bjelfvenstam Viktor
Jullan Kindahl fröken Agda, Isaks hushållerska
Gunnar Sjöberg Sten Alman, ingenjör
Gunnel Broström Berit Alman, hans fru
Naima Wifstrand Isaks mor
Per Skogsberg Hagbart Borg
Per Sjöstrand Sigfrid Borg
Gio Petré Sigbritt Borg
Peder Hellman Sigbritts baby
Gunnel Lindblom Charlotta Borg
Göran Lundqvist Benjamin Borg
Maud Hansson Angelica Borg
Eva Norée Anna Borg
Lena Bergman Kristina Borg
Monica Ehrling Birgitta Borg, tvillingsyster till Kristina
Yngve Nordwall farbror Aron
Sif Ruud moster Olga
Gertrud Fridh Karin, Isaks hustru
Åke Fridell Karins älskare
Max von Sydow Henrik Åkerman
Ann-Mari Wiman Eva Åkerman, hans fru
Vendela Rudbäck Elisabet, hemhjälp hos Isaks mor
Helge Wulff promotor vid doktorspromotionen
Ulf Johanson Isaks far
Erik Nordgren dirigent vid promotionen
Harry Asklund ej identifierad roll

Companies

Production Company AB Svensk Filmindustri
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 1994
AB Svensk Filmindustri
Distributor in Sweden (DCP) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 2017
Distributor in Sweden (Video) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 1998
Distributor in Sweden (buy video) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 1998
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) SF Home Entertainment 2004
Laboratory FilmTeknik AB

Plot summary

A Golden Berlin Bear and a Golden Globe are just two of the prizes Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries was awarded following its premiere in 1957. The film, the story of an aging narrow-minded professor who is suddenly inspired to reappraise his life and work, features many of Bergman’s leading actors: Gunnar Björnstrand, Ingrid Thulin and Bibi Andersson. In addition Victor Sjöström, Bergman’s great role model, led the cast as he played the final role of his career. Wild Strawberries has been termed as a primal road movie and is one of history’s most refered films.


Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 91290
Date 1957-12-16
Classification Allowed from age 15
Original length 2490 meters
Notes Speltid: 91 minuter. Aktlängder: 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Sound system AGA-Baltic
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2490 meter
Length in minutes 91 min
Reels 5 rullar


Production location

1957-07-02 1957-08-27
Filmstaden, Råsunda Solna Sweden (ateljé)
Gränna Sweden
Gyllene Uttern Gränna Sweden
Slussen Stockholm Sweden
Dalarö Sweden
Ägnö Stockholms skärgård Sweden
Universitetsplatsen Lund Sweden

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1957-12-26 Röda Kvarn Helsingborg Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 China Jönköping Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Röda Kvarn Linköping Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Fontänen Malmö Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Scania Malmö Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Skandia Norrköping Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Fontänen Stockholm Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Röda Kvarn Stockholm Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Röda Kvarn Uppsala Sweden 91 min
TV showing 1981-12-06 TV2 Sweden 87 min
1988-06-16 TV2 Sweden 87 min
1988-07-17 TV2 Sweden 87 min
1993-07-14 Kanal 1 Sweden 87 min
1998-06-14 SVT1 Sweden 87 min
2000-03-08 HTV-1 Croatia 87 min
2003-07-27 SVT2 Sweden 87 min
2004-02-17 SVT1 Sweden 87 min
2004-09-21 SVT1 Sweden 87 min
First showing 1957-12-26 Röda Kvarn Helsingborg Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 China Jönköping Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Röda Kvarn Linköping Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Fontänen Malmö Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Scania Malmö Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Skandia Norrköping Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Fontänen Stockholm Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Röda Kvarn Stockholm Sweden 91 min
1957-12-26 Röda Kvarn Uppsala Sweden 91 min
Video release 1998-02 Sweden 87 min
Other showing 1960 Warszawa Poland
TV showing 2007-07-30 SVT2 Sweden
DVD release 2004-04-28 Sweden
TV showing 2010-12-26 SVT1 Sweden
2011-07-12 SVT1 Sweden
Cinematheque screening 2018-05-09 Filmhuset Stockholm Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title Das wohltemperierte Klavier. D. 1. Fuga, BWV 853, diss-moll
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1722)


Original title Kungliga Södermanlands regementes marsch
Composer Carl Axel Lundvall (dock osäker uppgift)


Original title Marcia Carolus Rex
Composer Wilhelm Harteveld (1912)


Original title Fehrbelliner Reitermarsch
Composer Richard Henrion (1875)


Original title Under rönn och syrén
Composer Herman Palm (1878)
Lyrics Zacharias Topelius


Original title Ja, må han leva!


Awards

Prize Rom 1989 (alla tiders bästa film enl. omröstning, ordnad av det statliga rådet för film och teater i Italien)
Sight & Sound Award London 1971 (10:e plats i i internationell kritikeromröstning om bästa filmer genom tiderna)
Evangelische Filmgilde 1961 ("monatsbeste")
Filmbewertungsstelle (Wiesbaden) Wiesbaden 1961 (prädikat: besonders wertvoll)
Silver Laurel Award 1961
Syrena Warszawska Warszawa 1960 (bästa utländska film, t.m. Ballada o soldatie)
Nastro d'Argento 1960 (bästa utländska film)
Prize New York 1959 (1:a plats på New York Posts lista)
National Board of Review 1959 (bästa utländska film)
1959 Victor Sjöström (bästa skådespelare)
Academy Award Nomination Los Angeles 1959 Ingmar Bergman (Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Bodil (Denmark) Köpenhamn 1959 (bästa europeiska film)
FIPRESCI Venedig 1958 (bästa film utom tävlan, t.m. Wedding and babies)
Prize Oslo 1958 (sölvklumpen, Norske Kinosjefers Forbunds pris)
FIPRESCI Berlin 1958 Victor Sjöström (för rollen och hela verksamheten)
Goldener Bär Berlin 1958
Folket i Bild Magazine Award Stockholm 1957 Ingrid Thulin (roll; minnesmedalj)
Stockholm 1957 Erik Nordgren (musik)
Stockholm 1957 (silverstatyett)
Från spex till sex (1971) Citation included from Wild Strawberries (1957)
Victor Sjöström - ett porträtt av Gösta Werner (1981) Citation included from Wild Strawberries (1957)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2484


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2484


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2491


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2485


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2483


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2483


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2483


Element type Duplicate positive
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge DCP


Element type Digitalt arkivmaterial
Gauge MAP


Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge ProRes


Holdings Posters

Size Less than 850 x 400
Poster title SMULTRONSTÄLLET
Tryckeri Zetterlund & Thelanders boktryckeri AB


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title SMULTRONSTÄLLET
Tryckeri Kopia
Designed by Gösta Åberg


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title AM ENDE DES TAGES
Designed by Bertil Ranke


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title SMULTRONSTÄLLET
Designed by Bertil Ranke


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title Ingmar Bergmans SMULTRONSTÄLLET


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title Ingmar Bergmans VED VEJS ENDE Smultronstället
Tryckeri Dyva & Jeppesens bogtryckkeri A/S


Size Less than 850 x 400
Poster title IL POSTO DELLE FRAGOLE
Tryckeri Vecchioni & Guadagno


Size Less than 850 x 400
Poster title SMULTRONSTÄLLET
Tryckeri Zetterlund & Thelanders boktryckeri AB


Holdings Archive materials

Type Costume
Object title Smultronstället
Extent Klänning i gulrandig bomull


Type Costume
Object title Smultronstället
Extent Klänning i grå duchesse och spetskjol (2 delar)


Type Costume
Object title Smultronstället
Extent Klänning i lila taft med broderi- och pärldekoration


Type Costume
Object title Smultronstället
Extent Kappa i lila taft med broderi- o pärldekoration (till SFM 233)


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Script title Smultronstället. En film av Ingmar Bergman.
Extent 28 s. Rollista och produktionsuppgifter (1 s.) ingår.
Language Swedish


Script type Dialoglista
Script title English title list of Wild strawberries (Smultronstället). New version.
Extent 24 s.
Language English


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Liste de titres français du film A la fin du jour (Smultronstället).
Extent 17 s.
Language French


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Nemeckij titr k fil'mu "V konce dnja" [Smultronstället].
Extent 18 s.
Language Russian


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Deutsche Titelliste des Filmes Am Ende des Tages (Smultronstället).
Extent 20 s.
Language German


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Smultronstället av Ingmar Bergman.
Extent 156 s. Förord (2 s.) ingår. Produktionsuppgifter (1 s.) inklistrat i ett ex.
Language Swedish


Holdings Stills

Black and white print SET
Behind the scenes prints 2
Album Yes


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material
Language English


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