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

Tagline

from Ingmar Bergman...creator of "Smiles of a Summer Night" and "The Seventh Seal"

Cast

Keywords

dream identity adultery road trip faith nightmare professor child journey in the past aging acceptance

Photos

Lists

#171 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

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

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

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