History Film / FannyAndAlexander

14th Jan '18 10:17:02 AM empressyerdua
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* CorporalPunishment: The Bishop flogs Alexander on the bare buttocks with a carpet beater--in front of the whole household.
24th Nov '17 10:20:36 AM nombretomado
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* {{Existentialism}}: A common theme in Bergman's work. The characters are mired in death and nihilism and everyone is disastisfied and unhappy. After her husband's death, Emilie flees into the arms of the Bishop who offers the shelter of God, only to find her illusions shattered. Alexander refuses to live inauthentically under the Bishop's command. A major theme is theater as a way of finding solace in the torment of the world.
20th Nov '17 8:11:12 AM jamespolk
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* BetaCouple: Several. The affair between Gustav and Maj is the primary subplot (played for laughs), while Carl and Alma's marriage is the secondary (tragic) one. Helena and Isak is a background couple.

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* BetaCouple: Several. The affair between Gustav and Maj is the primary subplot (played for laughs), while Carl and Alma's Lydia's marriage is the secondary (tragic) one. Helena and Isak is a background couple.



* {{Polyamory}}: Gustav with Alma and Maj.

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* {{Polyamory}}: Gustav's wife Alma is aware that Gustav is having regular sex with Maj the maid, and Alma and Maj.is perfectly OK with it.
20th Nov '17 8:04:56 AM jamespolk
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* Existentialism: A common theme in Bergman's work. The characters are mired in death and nihilism and everyone is disastisfied and unhappy. After her husband's death, Emilie flees into the arms of the Bishop who offers the shelter of God, only to find her illusions shattered. Alexander refuses to live inauthentically under the Bishop's command. A major theme is theater as a way of finding solace in the torment of the world.

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* Existentialism: {{Existentialism}}: A common theme in Bergman's work. The characters are mired in death and nihilism and everyone is disastisfied and unhappy. After her husband's death, Emilie flees into the arms of the Bishop who offers the shelter of God, only to find her illusions shattered. Alexander refuses to live inauthentically under the Bishop's command. A major theme is theater as a way of finding solace in the torment of the world.
6th Oct '17 8:59:54 AM thebacchae
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* ''Existentialism'': A common theme in Bergman's work. The characters are mired in death and nihilism and everyone is disastisfied and unhappy. After her husband's death, Emilie flees into the arms of the Bishop who offers the shelter of God, only to find her illusions shattered. Alexander refuses to live inauthentically under the Bishop's command. A major theme is theater as a way of finding solace in the torment of the world.

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* ''Existentialism'': Existentialism: A common theme in Bergman's work. The characters are mired in death and nihilism and everyone is disastisfied and unhappy. After her husband's death, Emilie flees into the arms of the Bishop who offers the shelter of God, only to find her illusions shattered. Alexander refuses to live inauthentically under the Bishop's command. A major theme is theater as a way of finding solace in the torment of the world.
6th Oct '17 8:57:57 AM thebacchae
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* Existentialism: A common theme in Bergman's work. The characters are mired in death and nihilism and everyone is disastisfied and unhappy. After her husband's death, Emilie flees into the arms of the Bishop who offers the shelter of God, only to find her illusions shattered. Alexander refuses to live inauthentically under the Bishop's command. A major theme is theater as a way of finding solace in the torment of the world.

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* Existentialism: ''Existentialism'': A common theme in Bergman's work. The characters are mired in death and nihilism and everyone is disastisfied and unhappy. After her husband's death, Emilie flees into the arms of the Bishop who offers the shelter of God, only to find her illusions shattered. Alexander refuses to live inauthentically under the Bishop's command. A major theme is theater as a way of finding solace in the torment of the world.
6th Oct '17 8:55:43 AM thebacchae
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* Existentialism: A common theme in Bergman's work. The characters are mired in death and nihilism and everyone is disastisfied and unhappy. After her husband's death, Emilie flees into the arms of the Bishop who offers the shelter of God, only to find her illusions shattered. Alexander refuses to live inauthentically under the Bishop's command. A major theme is theater as a way of finding solace in the torment of the world.
19th Aug '17 5:20:30 PM mimetic
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* FamilyThemeNaming: The Ekdahl brothers are named after Swedish kings (which was a [[TruthInTelevision common naming practice]]).
20th Jan '17 4:55:54 AM Solle
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* {{Polyamory}}: Gustav with Alma and Maj.



* YourCheatingHeart: Gustav with Maj, although it doesn't seem like it should count, when your wife is giving the thumbs up.
20th Jan '17 4:55:07 AM Solle
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''Fanny and Alexander'' is a 1982 film by Creator/IngmarBergman. The story centers around the filthy rich Ekhdahl family in UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}, from 1907 to 1909. Matriarch Helena Ekhdahl is a widow, who has maintained a long term relationship with Jewish shopkeeper Isak Jacobi. Helena's son Carl is unhappily married and deeply in debt. Her son Gustav is happily married to Alma, despite the fact, that he's also having an affair with Maj the maid, and everyone knows it. Helena's son Oscar has the simplest home life, married to the lovely Emelie, with two children, Fanny and Alexander (the film is from Alexander's point-of-view). Unfortunately Oscar and Emelie's happiness is cut short, when Oscar suddenly dies from a stroke. Emelie winds up marrying the local Protestant bishop, Edvard Vergerus -- a marriage that both she and her children quickly regret.

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''Fanny and Alexander'' is a 1982 film by Creator/IngmarBergman. The story centers around the filthy rich Ekhdahl family in UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}, from 1907 to 1909. Matriarch Helena Ekhdahl is a widow, who has maintained a long term relationship with Jewish shopkeeper Isak Jacobi. Helena's son Carl is unhappily married and deeply in debt. Her son Gustav is happily married to Alma, despite the fact, that he's in a happy open marriage with Alma and is also having an affair with seeing Maj the maid, and everyone knows it.maid. Helena's son Oscar has the simplest home life, married to the lovely Emelie, with two children, Fanny and Alexander (the film is from Alexander's point-of-view). Unfortunately Oscar and Emelie's happiness is cut short, when Oscar suddenly dies from a stroke. Emelie winds up marrying the local Protestant bishop, Edvard Vergerus -- a marriage that both she and her children quickly regret.
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