The Best Intentions (Den goda viljan) 31 years old

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.

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The Best Intentions Cast

Name Character
Max von Sydow He was 63, 90 years old when he died as Johan Åkerblom
Ghita Nørby She was 57, now 89 years old as Karin Åkerblom
Gustaf Hammarsten He was 24, now 56 years old as Torsten Bolin
Lena Endre She was 37, now 68 years old as Frida Strandberg
Björn Kjellman He was 29, now 60 years old as Ernst Åkerblom
Pernilla August She was 34, now 66 years old as Anna Bergman
Inga Landgré She was 64, now 96 years old as Magna Flink
Emy Storm She was 67, 89 years old when she died as Tekla Kronström
Sten Ljunggren He was 53, now 85 years old as Svante
Börje Ahlstedt He was 53, now 85 years old as Carl Åkerblom
Björn Gustafson He was 57, now 89 years old as Jesper Jakobsson
Barbro Kollberg She was 74, 96 years old when she died as Gertrud Tallrot
Hans Alfredson He was 61, 86 years old when he died as Gransjö
Björn Granath He was 46, 70 years old when he died as Oscar Åkerblom
Marie Göranzon She was 49, now 81 years old as Elin Nordenson
Marie Richardson She was 33, now 64 years old as Märta Werkelin
Margaretha Krook She was 66, 75 years old when she died as Blenda Bergman
Lennart Hjulström He was 53, now 85 years old as Nordenson
Inga Ålenius She was 54, 78 years old when she died as Alva Nykvist
Anita Björk She was 69, 89 years old when she died as Victoria av Baden
Tord Peterson He was 66, now 97 years old as kusk
Samuel Fröler He was 35, now 67 years old as Henrik Bergman
Ernst Günther He was 59, 66 years old when he died as Freddy Paulin
Gösta Prüzelius He was 69, 77 years old when he died as länsman
Lena T. Hansson She was 37, now 68 years old as Magda Säll
Bertil Norström He was 68, 88 years old when he died as pastor primarius
Sif Ruud She was 76, 95 years old when she died as Beda Bergman
Michael Segerström He was 48, now 79 years old as Gustav Åkerblom
Mona Malm She was 57, now 89 years old as Alma Bergman
Gunilla Nyroos She was 46, now 78 years old as Svea Åkerblom
Irma Christenson She was 77, 78 years old when she died as Ebba Bergman
Keve Hjelm He was 70, 81 years old when he died as Fredrik Bergman
Åke Lagergren He was 62, 69 years old when he died as Kammarherre
Lena Brogren She was 63, 75 years old when she died as Lisen
Eva Gröndahl She was 43, now 75 years old as Martha Åkerblom
Sara Sommerfeld She was 14, now 46 years old as tvillingbarn #1
Tomas Bolme He was 47, now 78 years old as Jansson
Kåre Santesson He was 63, now 95 years old as Måns Lagergren

The Best Intentions Crew

Name Department
Bille August as Director. He was 43 (now 75) years old Directing
Janus Billeskov Jansen as Editor. He was 40 (now 72) years old Editing
Anna Asp as Production Design. She was 46 (now 77) years old Art
Stefan Nilsson as Original Music Composer. He was 36 (now 68) years old Sound
Jörgen Persson as Director of Photography. He was 26 (now 57) years old Camera
Ingrid Dahlberg as Producer. She was 51 (now 83) years old Production
Stefan Baron as Assistant Director. He was 33 (now 65) years old Directing
Lennart Gentzel as Sound. Sound
Catherine Ström as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Lasse Ulander as Sound. Sound
Kjell Gustavsson as Hairstylist. He was 49 (now 81) years old Costume & Make-Up
The Best Intentions poster
The Best Intentions (31 years)

  • Release day: Sunday, May 24, 1992
  • Runtime: 182 minutes