The Best Intentions

The Best Intentions

182 mins | Drama, Romance | May 24, 1992

In this film about Ingmar Bergman's parents, Henrik Bergman is studying for the priesthood and trying to make ends meet when he encounters the lovely, affluent Anna. Despite their social differences, Henrik and Anna fall in love, wed and move to the country. They lead a quiet life as Henrik works as a priest, but it isn't long before the simple people and plain surroundings make Anna long for a more lavish lifestyle, which causes marital stress.

The Best Intentions

182 mins | Drama, Romance | May 24, 1992

The Best Intentions
In this film about Ingmar Bergman's parents, Henrik Bergman is studying for the priesthood and trying to make ends meet when he encounters the lovely, affluent Anna. Despite their social differences, Henrik and Anna fall in love, wed and move to the country. They lead a quiet life as Henrik works as a priest, but it isn't long before the simple people and plain surroundings make Anna long for a more lavish lifestyle, which causes marital stress.
IMDb rating 7.7
Producers Danmarks Radio (DR), Channel Four Films, SVT, ZDF, Yle, Focus Features International (FFI), La Sept Cinéma, RÚV, NRK, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana
Original title Den goda viljan
Directors Bille August, Stefan Baron
Writers Ingmar Bergman

Cast

Samuel Fröler

as Henrik Bergman

Pernilla August

as Anna Bergman

Max von Sydow

as Johan Åkerblom

Ghita Nørby

as Karin Åkerblom

Lennart Hjulström

as Nordenson

Mona Malm

as Alma Bergman

Lena Endre

as Frida Strandberg

Keve Hjelm

as Fredrik Bergman

Björn Kjellman

as Ernst Åkerblom

Börje Ahlstedt

as Carl Åkerblom

Hans Alfredson

as Gransjö

Lena T. Hansson

as Magda Säll

Anita Björk

as Victoria av Baden

Ernst Günther

as Freddy Paulin

Marie Göranzon

as Elin Nordenson

Björn Granath

as Oscar Åkerblom

Gunilla Nyroos

as Svea Åkerblom

Michael Segerström

as Gustav Åkerblom

Inga Landgré

as Magna Flink

Emy Storm

as Tekla Kronström

Marie Richardson

as Märta Werkelin

Lena Brogren

as Lisen

Tomas Bolme

as Jansson

Inga Ålenius

as Alva Nykvist

Barbro Kollberg

as Gertrud Tallrot

Björn Gustafson

as Jesper Jakobsson

Eva Gröndahl

as Martha Åkerblom

Gösta Prüzelius

as länsman

Bertil Norström

as pastor primarius

Margaretha Krook

as Blenda Bergman

Sif Ruud

as Beda Bergman

Irma Christenson

as Ebba Bergman

Sara Sommerfeld

as tvillingbarn #1

Sten Ljunggren

as Svante

Tord Peterson

as kusk

Kåre Santesson

as Måns Lagergren

Inga-Lill Ellung

as Mejan

Åke Lagergren

as Kammarherre

Maja Sommerfeld

as tvillingbarn #2

Gustaf Hammarsten

as Torsten Bolin