About

Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne, in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara, a dead ringer for...

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Directed by

Ingmar Bergman

Written by

Ingmar Bergman (Screenplay)

Runtime

91 minutes

Country

Sweden

Language

Swedish

Cast

Keywords

dream identity adultery faith nightmare professor child self-awareness journey in the past aging acceptance

Photos

Lists

#153 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#56 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen Ingmar Bergman