Back to top

Fanny and Alexander

Cast
Kristina Adolphson, Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Gunn Wallgren, Börje Ahlstedt, Allan Edwall, Ewa Fröling, Pernilla August, Christina Schollin, Anna Bergman, Mats Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand, Harriet Andersson, Kristian Almgren, Stina Ekblad, Siv Ericks, Majlis Granlund, Maria Granlund
Released
1982
Spoiler alert
Spoiler alert!
Blog entry

Restaurateur Gustav tells maid Maj, “You drive me crazy.”

”I’m not, but I don’t like being treated like an idiot.” (0:43)

Gustav's brother Carl calls his wife Lydia “Idiot.”
Lydia: “You have olfactory hallucinations.”
Carl: “Insomnia, poverty and humiliation.” (0:48)

Gujstav's theater owner brother Oscar, disoriented, collapses. (1:00)

Oscar dies, family at his side. His actress wife Emelie grieves. (1:12)

Funeral procession. (1:15)

Oscar's son Alexander: coprolalia. (1:16)

Alexander sees Oscar. (1:19, 1:28, 1:34)

Alexander tells his sister Fanny, referring to their step-father’s sister, “And the sister is crazy.” (1:42)

Oscar visits his actress mother Helena. “You’re a good boy, Oscar, and I grieved terribly when you passed away.” (1:45)

Bishop Edvard whips Alexander. (2:07)

Alexander converses with Oscar. Referring to Bishop Edvard’s family, “Idiots, the whole bunch of them.” (2:32)

Emelie tells Edvard, referring to broth, “It helps against insomnia.” She gives him and overdose. (2:34)

Emelie tells Edvard, “Your sister gave me sleeping pills for my insomnia.” (2:43)

Detective tells Emelie, “According to His Grace’s sister, Miss Henrietta Vergerus, he was in a heavy sleep from a soporific you had given him earlier that night... Although I can’t overlook the fact that the sleeping aid you gave him possibly made the disaster worse, I also cannot attach any serious importance to it.” (2:52)

Gustav: “Rob a man of his subterfuges and he goes mad and begins lashing out... Evil breaks its chains and runs through the world like a mad dog.” (2:55)

Alexander encounters Edvard’s ghost. (3:03)