DirectorIngmar Bergman Music directorFranz Schubert Duration CountrySweden
Release date1 November 1997 CastBörje Ahlstedt, Marie Richardson, Erland Josephson, Pernilla August, Anita Björk, Agneta Ekmanner Similar moviesRelated Ingmar Bergman movies
In the Presence of a Clown (Swedish: Larmar och gör sig till) is a television film by Ingmar Bergman, and was recorded for Swedish television in 1997 with Bergman as a director. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. It tells the story of a man named Carl, who is a professor and a mental patient sentenced to a mental ward for attempted murder. In the hospital he is in, he befriends another person, Osvald, and they attempt the making and promoting of a film.
The film was a production for Sveriges Television of Bergman's 1994 play with the same title.