- Original title
- Running time
- 90 min.
Gunnar Fischer (B&W)
Max von Sydow,
Svensk Filmindustri (SF)
Drama | Old Age. Road Movie. Cult Movie
- Synopsis / Plot
- It explores the disillusionment of an elderly physician, Professor Isak Borg, as he reflects upon his life and begins to perceive his mortality. As he travels to Lund to receive an honorary award after 50 years of medical practice, he finds himself repeatedly affected by intrusive dreams and hallucinations that expose his darkest fears. He slowly comes to realize that the choices he made in the past have created a cold and empty life, devoid of real meaning or value.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
: Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
: National Board of Review: Best Foreign Film, Best Actor (Sjöström)
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film and Foreign Actor (Sjöström)
: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear, FIPRESCI Prize
1959: Mar de Plata Film Festival: Best Film
: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Language Films and Actor
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