Wild Strawberries (1957)


Wild Strawberries Poster
Original Title: Smultronstället
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 91 Minutes    (1 Hours : 31 Minutes)
Release Date: 22 Jun 1959 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
Swedish, Latin
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Ingmar Bergman
Writer: 
Ingmar Bergman
Stars: 
Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin  »




Description

After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.




Plot

With the exception of his elderly housekeeper Miss Agda who he treats almost like a surrogate platonic wife, widowed seventy-eight year old Dr. Isak Borg, a former medical doctor and professor, has retreated from any human contact, partly his own want but partly the decision of others who do not want to spend time with him because of his cold demeanor. He is traveling from his home in Stockholm to Lund to accept an honorary degree. Instead of flying as was the original plan, he decides to take the day long drive instead. Along for the ride is his daughter-in-law Marianne, who had been staying with him for the month but has now decided to go home. The many stops and encounters along the way make him reminisce about various parts of his life. Those stops which make him reminisce directly are at his childhood summer home, at the home of his equally emotionally cold mother, and at a gas station where the attendants praise him as a man for his work. But the lives of other people they encounter almost mirror his own, including hitchhikers Sara, Viktor and Anders - who remind him of his cousin Sara who he was going to marry, himself and his irresponsible brother Sigfrid who Sara eventually married - a bickering married couple Sten and Berit Alman, and Marianne and her husband and Isak's son Evald, whose marriage is as strained as was his own. Written by Huggo




Tagline

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep." Shakespeare - The Tempest





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Wild Strawberries (World-wide, English title)
    Wild Strawberries (United States)
    Wild Strawberries (United Kingdom)
    Les fraises sauvages (France)
    Wilde Erdbeeren (Germany)

  • Company

    Svensk Filmindustri (SF)

  • Country

    Sweden

  • Certification

    Argentina:16
    Argentina:13
    Australia:PG
    Brazil:10
    Canada:PA (Ontario)
    Finland:K-16
    France:Tous publics
    Iceland:Unrated
    Indonesia:17+
    Italy:T
    Mexico:B
    Netherlands:12 (video rating)
    Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade)
    Singapore:PG
    South Korea:12
    South Korea:15
    Sweden:15
    United Kingdom:A
    United Kingdom:15 (video)
    United Kingdom:PG
    United States:Not Rated
    West Germany:16

  • Location

    Dalarö
    Stockholms län
    Sweden





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.37 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono





  • Details (Other)

  • Awards

    Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 3 nominations.