The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few years Anna can't stand living in the rural county with the uncouth people. She returns to Uppsala, Henrik stays in the north.

  1. Bille August


  2. Ingmar Bergman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Samuel Fröler

    Samuel Fröler

    Henrik Bergman

  2. Pernilla August

    Pernilla August

    Anna Bergman

  3. Max von Sydow

    Max von Sydow

    Johan Åkerblom

  4. Ghita Nørby

    Ghita Nørby

    Karin Åkerblom

  5. Lennart Hjulström

    Lennart Hjulström


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The Best Intentions



Original Title Den goda viljan

Status Released

Release Information

  • July 10, 1992


Original Language Swedish

Runtime 3h 2m

Budget -

Revenue -



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