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In the Presence of a Clown

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Genre  Drama
Screenplay  Ingmar Bergman
Writer  Ingmar Bergman
Language  Swedish
7/10 IMDb

6.1/10 Letterboxd

Director  Ingmar Bergman
Music director  Franz Schubert
Country  Sweden
In the Presence of a Clown movie poster
Release date  1 November 1997
Cast  Börje Ahlstedt, Marie Richardson, Erland Josephson, Pernilla August, Anita Björk, Agneta Ekmanner
Similar movies  Related 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.

In the Presence of a Clown movie scenes

The film was a production for Sveriges Television of Bergman's 1994 play with the same title.

In the Presence of a Clown movie scenes


  • Börje Ahlstedt – Uncle Carl Åkerblom
  • Marie Richardson – Pauline Thibualt
  • Erland Josephson – Osvald Vogler
  • Pernilla August – Karin Bergman
  • Anita Björk – Anna Åkerblom
  • Agneta Ekmanner – Rigmor the clown
  • Lena Endre – Märta Lundberg
  • Gunnel Fred – Emma Vogler
  • Gerthi Kulle – Sister Stella
  • Johan Lindell – Johan Egerman
  • Peter Stormare – Petrus Landahl
  • Folke Asplund – Fredrik Blom
  • Anna Björk – Mia Falk
  • Inga Landgré – Alma Berglund
  • Alf Nilsson – Stefan Larsson
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