DVD – The best intentions

DVD - The best intentions

The best intentions

               Genre: Drama
               Pastor, a waitress, Uppsala, Cannes 1992, engagement, TB

filmed Bille August, the love story of Bergman’s

  That in a collaboration between the great Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman and the versatile Danish director Bille August was expecting a particularly intense film, is beyond doubt. With the best intentions of the 1992 Bille August, from a screenplay by Ingmar Bergman filmed a substance which is closely linked to considerations of Sweden to the difficult love affair of his own parents before his birth. In just under three hours long drama unfolds a familiar abyss of ambivalence, captivate the viewer’s emotional tension, as well as to worry about assets.

Uppsala in the first decade of the 20th Century: The living under harsh conditions, theology student and pastor candidate Henrik Bergman (Samuel Fröler) is in an apparently irreconcilable relationship with his wealthy paternal grandparents. When his grandfather (Keve Hjelm him) asked to be reconciled to the prospect of future funding, with the now terminally ill grandmother, rejects the strict and proud Henrik so outraged decrease despite personal hardships. His secret fiancee beach Berg Frida (Lena Endre), who works as a waitress, provides the young man often sealed with food and is the only person he truly is near.

As Henrik gather for a meal with the family of his friend Ernst Åkerblom (Björn Kjellman) is invited to enter as stubborn as his charming sister, Anna (Pernilla August), with confusing infatuation with his life. The convergence of these two extremely different characters created equally complicated, capricious and crackling, but Anna’s family – especially her mother, Karin (Ghita Nørby) – harbors persistent reservations about this impending connection. Henrik is also initially torn, he feels loyal to Frida but still connected, and when Anna fell ill with tuberculosis, the love affair breaks apart completely.

Following her recovery, Anna and her mother traveled to Italy, not knowing that it has embezzled a letter to Henrik, to prevent a renewed contact between the two. When the news arrives of the death of Anna’s father, Johan (Max von Sydow) confesses to her daughter Karin volunteered that they had destroyed the letter, and return as the women travel to Uppsala to find Anna and Henrik only after an intervention Frida, which recognizes withdraws to each other and eventually marry. But after a short time, the carefree simmering problems of this relationship begin to grow …

There, the outspokenness of the characters is in dealing with each other, supported by a great ensemble, and the delicate, sensitive look at the powerful feelings of Love, jealousy and insurmountable aversion to the best of intentions can be a quite outstanding drama too-human entanglements. Premiered at the 1992 International Cannes Film Festival and awarded the Palme d’Or there for Bille August and the prize for Best Actress for Pernilla August, puts this in spite of its historical positioning appears strangely timeless Scandinavian family movie, the system sensitivity with a burning discomfort in the focus between , accusation and appreciation.

First Is the romance of Anna and Henrik in the foreground, opens the drama during the early years of the marriage of the two rough in the province of Sweden, where Henrik takes up a pastorate, increasingly, the extrafamilial social environment. Even in these adverse circumstances should the couple together and sharpen one another, and by the introduction of so prominent players like the lost little boy Peter – absolutely movingly embodied by Elias Ringquist – the record shows the Bergmans temporarily with them, clearly and without sentimentality, the inability of two strong individuals to maintain over time a reasonably harmonious relationship.

If Ingmar Bergman and Bille August will present at least, some hopelessness resonate with the desire for more than seemingly incompatible constants of the relationship is revealed once again the constantly-present, often almost unbearable ambivalence of the best intentions. If the story leaves the viewer at this point, it was made like this for some “family movies” Ingmar Bergman, which resonate because of their existential issues long after the sighting, and often oppressive, just think of Face to Face / Ansikte mot or ansikte Through a Glass Darkly / Såsom i en spegel. At the end of the film Anna is pregnant with her second son, whom the actual parents, Karin and Erik Bergman, which is modeled on the story called, Ingmar and his life has handled his traumatic childhood experiences in impressive and touching films.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: The best intentions Original Title: Den goda Viljan Country of production: , Germany, Sweden, Italy, United Kingdom Year of production: 1992 ( #) Length: 176 (Min) Published by:

DVD - The best intentions

format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 2.0, German, Swedish EAN: 4006680052274 Extras: notes from Ingmar Bergman and Bille August about the movie

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