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.
I have buried myself in women, in religious ecstasy and in my faith in this so-called artistic work, but all of this has truly been in vain. The tension has only increased. Now I give it all up and await the arrival of the owner of my estate. In any case I have signed up for bankruptcy.
You are in love with your guilt. It makes you that much better in your own eyes and keeps you from the clarity that would put you in your place as a little (very little) part of the giant machine of reason and impressions.
- 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