Den Goda Viljan (The Best Intentions)
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Den Goda Viljan (The Best Intentions)
Scripted (but not directed) by Ingmar Bergman, Best Intentions is a multilayered backwards glance at the courtship of Bergman's own parents. Henrik Bergman (Samuel Froler) is a struggling theology student in the year 1909. His intended, Anna Aakerbloom (Pernilla August, who married director Bille August while the film was in progress) is from a well-to-do family. Despite the expected class differences and personality clashes, love-or at least mutual understanding-prevails. But after a harsh, spare few years as the wife of a clergyman, Anna yearns for the more bountiful pleasures of her… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Though Bergman only wrote (but didn't direct), the film is permeated with his unique angst and thematic concerns, and casting Pernilla August in a major role establishes strong link to Fanny and Alexander, in which she played the servant."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Makes the point that marriage always brings spirituality down to earth with its focus on the all the effort that goes into making an intimate relationship work."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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