In the Presence of a Clown

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In the Presence of a Clown
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Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Produced by Måns Reuterswärd
Pia Ehrnvall
Written by Ingmar Bergman
Starring Erland Josephson
Börje Ahlstedt
Marie Richardson
Pernilla August
Ingmar Bergman (uncredited)
Cinematography Tony Forsberg
Irene Wiklund
Edited by Sylvia Ingemarsson
Distributed by Sveriges Television
Release dates
1 November 1997
Running time
119 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

In the Presence of a Clown (Swedish: Larmar och gör sig till) is a television film by Ingmar Bergman, and was recorded for Swedish television in 1997 with Bergman as a director. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It tells the story of a man named Carl, who is a professor and a mental patient sentenced to a mental ward for attempted murder. In the hospital he is in, he befriends another person, Osvald, and they attempt the making and promoting of a film.

The film was a production for Sveriges Television of Bergman's 1994 play with the same title.



  1. "Festival de Cannes: In the Presence of a Clown". Retrieved 3 October 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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