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Fanny and Alexander, 1982

Fanny and Alexander
Starring: Pernilla Allwin
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Written by: Ingmar Bergman
Language:  Swedish, German, Yiddish, English
Country:  Sweden, France, West Germany
Runtime:  188 min
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Fanny and Alexander can be described as bittersweet, clever, and thought provoking. The plot revolves around an orphan, a dysfunctional family, and young heroes. The main genres are drama, foreign, and period. In terms of style, Fanny and Alexander is episodic and is surreal. In approach, it is serious. The storytelling is slow paced. Fanny and Alexander is set, at least in part, in a small town. It is located in Sweden. It takes place in the 1900s and in the 1910s. Fanny and Alexander has received attention for being a Venice Festival winner, a Golden Globe winner, and a masterpiece. Note that it involves sexual content.

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Director Ingmar Bergman had intended FANNY AND ALEXANDER to be his final theatrical film and a summing-up... more

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Language: Swedish, German, Yiddish, English
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Release date: 17 June 1983
Runtime: 188 min
Awards: Academy Awards

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Awarded Best Art Direction at the 1983 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Cinematography at the 1983 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Costume Design at the 1983 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Foreign Language Film at the 1983 Academy Awards

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Pernilla Allwin Pernilla Allwin As Ekdahlska huset - Fanny Ekdahl
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A masterpiece.
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Emerges as a sumptuously produced period piece that is also a rich tapestry of childhood memoirs and moods, fear and fancy, employing all the manners and means of the best of cinematic theatrical from high and low comedy to darkest tragedy with...
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The problem with any great artist is that it becomes easy to rest on one's laurels, become self-indulgent, or settle for mediocrity. After all, the fans will always stick by you. Fanny and Alexander, Bergman's farewell to the cinema (in more ways...
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