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To Joy (1950)

Till glädje (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 February 1950 (Sweden)
Two violinists playing in the same orchestra fall in love and get married, but they can't get along.

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Ingmar Bergman

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Ingmar Bergman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maj-Britt Nilsson ... Marta Olsson
Stig Olin ... Stig Eriksson
Birger Malmsten ... Marcel
John Ekman ... Mikael Bro
Margit Carlqvist ... Nelly Bro
Victor Sjöström ... Sönderby
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Storyline

Stig, a visiting soloist to a small Swedish orchestra, marries fellow musician Martha, but the inner torment and sense of failure in Stig leads to an extra-marital affair and a tragic ending. Written by Edward Terence Ferrari <e.t.ferrari@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

20 February 1950 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Arild, Skåne län, Sweden See more »

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$5,135
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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One of four Ingmar Bergman films never released theatrically in the US, although it did appear in America on videotape in 1984, and on Blu-ray in 2018 See more »

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Featured in Minns Ni? (1993) See more »

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SYMPHONY NO 9, OP. 125 ('AN DIE FREUDE')
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Early Bergman and one of the better ones
9 February 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Ingmar Bergman has rapidly become one of my favourite and most admired directors. He did go on to better things than To Joy and his other early films, but a lot of promise can be seen here. The characters are not as dimensional or compelling in their realism, like in the best of Bergman's films, Marta can be seen as too perfect and Stig is not an easy person to like at all. However, the acting is very good. Stig Olin and Maj-Brit Nilsson give strong performances but Victor Sjostrom gives the best performance. As ever with Bergman, To Joy is superbly directed, while the script is thoughtful and the film itself is beautifully shot. The story is intriguing and paced well, and there are some good themes that are well done they were written even more compellingly in Bergman's later films. The music is amazing and utilised beautifully. Overall, one of the better Bergman films if not among his better overall ones. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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