Theatre, 1951

The City

Bergman's alter-ego Joakim Naken finds himself at a crossroads in the play written by Bergman and directed by Olof Molander.

'You are in love with your guilt.'
Grandmother (Sif Ruud)

About the production

To coincide with the first broadcast on 9 May 1951, Bergman wrote an article on the play in the magazine Röster i Radio (Voices in Radio) entitled Notes on The City.


  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.


  • Olof Widgren, Joakim
  • Karl-Erik Flens, The waiter
  • Artur Cederborgh, Reverend
  • Nils Hultgren, The worker
  • Eva Dahlbeck, Marie
  • Jan-Olof Strandberg, Oliver Mortis
  • Anna Lindahl , Anne Schalter
  • Anders Henriksson, The pumpkin
  • Lars Ekborg, The poet
  • Sif Ruud, Grandmother
  • Ingvar Kjellson, Baloo
  • Ingmar Bergman, Author
  • Olof Molander, Director