In the Presence of a Clown

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In the Presence of a Clown
Larmar och gör sig till.jpg
Directed byIngmar Bergman
Written byIngmar Bergman
Produced byMåns Reuterswärd
Pia Ehrnvall
StarringErland Josephson
Börje Ahlstedt
Marie Richardson
Pernilla August
Ingmar Bergman (uncredited)
CinematographyTony Forsberg
Irene Wiklund
Edited bySylvia Ingemarsson
Distributed bySveriges Television
Release date
1 November 1997
Running time
119 minutes

In the Presence of a Clown (Swedish: Larmar och gör sig till) is a television film by Ingmar Bergman, recorded for Swedish television in 1997 with Bergman as a director. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It tells the story of a professor named Carl, who has been found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to treatment in a mental ward. In the hospital he befriends a man named Osvald, and they attempt to make and promote a film.

The film was produced for Sveriges Television from Bergman's 1994 play of the same title.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: In the Presence of a Clown". Retrieved 3 October 2009.

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