Cast: 8 male, 3 female
Bergman’s last play (at least as intended for the legitimate stage), The City is a journey into the subconscious of the author’s alter ego Joakim Naken (‘Joakim Naked’), who discovers that the city of his childhood has been reduced to ruins. A number of allegorical characters appear as Joakim’s mind wanders between the past and present, leading to meetings with Death, his imprisoned wife, and his grandmother, who is finally able to offer Joakim some hope.
- Sveriges Radio, 1951 (dir. Olof Molander)