Genre: Drama Age Rating: 16 Rating: 8.1
 Fanny and Alexander (1982) (View More Info)
IMDB User Ratings: 8.1 (52979 votes)
Fanny and Alexander 1982 Cover
DirectorIngmar BergmanMusicDaniel Bell
Year 1982Runtime 3 Hour 08 Minutes
Country Sweden, France, West GermanyProduction Jörn Donner Renzo Rossellini Daniel Toscan du Plantier
IMDB Rating 8.1Language Swedish, German, Yiddish, English, English
Genre Drama CastKristina Adolphson , Börje Ahlstedt , Pernilla Allwin
It's the early twentieth century Sweden. Adolescent siblings Alexander and Fanny Ekdahl lead a relatively joyous and exuberant life with their well-off extended paternal family, led by the family matriarch, their grandmother, Helena Ekdahl. The openness of the family culture is exemplified by Helena's now deceased husband ending up becoming best friends with one of her lovers, a Jewish puppet maker named Isak Jacobi, and their Uncle Gustav Adolf's open liaison with one of the family maids, Maj, who everyone in the family adores, even Gustav Adolf's wife, Alma. Between the siblings, Alexander in particular has inherited the family's love of storytelling, his parents and his grandmother who are actors and who manage their own theater. Things change for Alexander and Fanny when their father, Oscar, dies shortly after Christmas 1907. Although she truly does believe she loves him, the children's mother, Emilie, decides to marry Bishop Edvard Vergérus, who she first met as the officiate at ...

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