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After the Rehearsal

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Genre  Drama
Producer  Jorn Donner
Writer  Ingmar Bergman
7.6/10 IMDb

Director  Ingmar Bergman
Screenplay  Ingmar Bergman
Language  Swedish
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Release date  9 April 1984
Cast  Erland Josephson (Henrik Vogler (older)), Ingrid Thulin (Rakel Egerman), Lena Olin (Anna Egerman (older)), Nadja Palmstjerna-Weiss (Anna Egerman (younger)), Bertil Guve (Henrik Vogler (younger))
Similar movies  Related Ingmar Bergman movies

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After the Rehearsal (Swedish: Efter repetitionen) is a television film, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman in 1984. The script contains numerous quotes from Strindberg's A Dream Play. The film was screened out of competition at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.


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Plot summary

After the Rehearsal movie scenes

Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Strindberg's A Dream Play. She talks of her hatred for her mother (now dead), an alcoholic actress who was Vogler's star and lover. Vogler falls into a reverie, remembering a day Anna's mother, Rakel, late in life, came after rehearsal to beg him to come to her apartment. He awakes and Anna reveals the reason she has returned: she jolts him into an emotional response, rare for him, and the feelings of a young woman and an older man play out.


After the Rehearsal movie scenes
  • Erland Josephson – Henrik Vogler (older)
  • Ingrid Thulin – Rakel Egerman
  • Lena Olin – Anna Egerman (older)
  • Nadja Palmstjerna-Weiss – Anna Egerman (younger)
  • Bertil Guve – Henrik Vogler (younger)
  • (Tartan DVD release of this film erroneously lists "Liv Ullmann" as one of the three main stars. Ullmann is not in this film)


    After the Rehearsal received strongly positive reviews from critics, garnering a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Vincent Canby wrote that it "may well be another Bergman classic." Roger Ebert gave it a full four stars and argued that the work "consists of unadorned surfaces concealing fathomless depths."


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