As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid Emilie, Fanny and Alexander.

  1. Ingmar Bergman

    Director, Novel, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Bertil Guve

    Bertil Guve

    Alexander Ekdahl

  2. Pernilla Allwin

    Pernilla Allwin

    Fanny Ekdahl

  3. Allan Edwall

    Allan Edwall

    Oscar Ekdahl

  4. Ewa Fröling

    Ewa Fröling

    Emilie Ekdahl

  5. Erland Josephson

    Erland Josephson

    Isak Jacobi

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Fanny & Alexander
Fanny & Alexander



Original Title Fanny och Alexander

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 17, 1983


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

  • November 20, 2018


Original Language Swedish

Runtime 3h 8m

Budget -

Revenue $4,971,340.00



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