Ingmar Bergman - Herr der Dämonen | © ZDF / 3sat
Documentary | 2018 | 3sat, ZDF [de] | Biography, Portrait | Germany

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Length of movie59 Min.

    Brief synopsis

    Er nennt sie seine Dämonen – diese Ängste und Neurosen, die ihn nachts wach halten in seinem Haus auf der Insel Farö. Ingmar Bergman steht unter Beobachtung.

    Der schwedische Theater- und Filmregisseur Ingmar Bergman hat das Kino entscheidend geprägt. Am Ende seines Lebens bleiben über 40 Filme und unzählige Theaterinszenierungen. 2018 wäre er 100 Jahre alt geworden. Zu diesem Anlass lässt Henrike Sandner in ihrem Dokumentarfilm „Ingmar Bergman – Herr der Dämonen“ die wichtigsten WeggefährtInnen und FreundInnen des Filmemachers zu Wort kommen, darunter die Schauspielerin Liv Ullmann.

    Corinna Harfouch leiht dem Film als Sprecherin ihre Stimme. Zudem werden Ingmar Bergmans bedeutendste Arbeiten im Kino und auf der Bühne in Ausschnitten gezeigt, denn Bergman, der drei Mal den Oscar gewann und in Cannes als „Bester Regisseur aller Zeiten“ geehrt wurde, ist nur über sein Werk zu begreifen.

    Auch sein Privatleben spielt in sein Werk hinein. Stabile Beziehungen sind selten in Ingmar Bergmans Leben und meist von kurzer Dauer. Als Vater ist er abwesend, egoistisch und rücksichtlos. Er spürt diese Schuld und kann ihr doch nichts entgegnen als die Flucht in die Fantasie. „Ich war ständig geplagt von Begierde, Furcht, Angst und schlechtem Gewissen“, so Bergman über sich selbst. Mittels seiner Filme und Theaterinszenierungen gelingt es ihm Herr der Dämonen zu werden, unter denen er leidet.

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    Ingmar Bergman is one of the most accomplished filmmakers of all time, with many famous movies and unexpectedly shocking mysteries.

    When demons came to visit Ingmar Bergman at night, they frightened him. Different kinds of demons would constantly surround him. Ingmar was unlike everyone else; he would let them become real - others wouldn’t. Life scared him. He dealt with it and expressed it in the movies and theatre plays he produced. A famous scene from the movie “The Seventh Seal”, shows a Knight playing a game of Chess with Death, the Knight believing that he can delay his own death the longer the game continues. Demons, Lies, Passion, Believe, Love, Exile and Death – all chapters that define the life of Ingmar Bergman.

    “Theatre is my wife. Film is my mistress” said Ingmar. Theatre and Film were the places he could visualize his ideas. But it had to on his own terms. He would never compromise with others on how to design and shape the scenery. Life and work were no different for Ingmar. Working with him was challenging, as he expected everyone to face their limits, as he did himself.

    Throughout his life, he experienced many impactful relationships: Women especially took an influenced him immensely. Ingmar was famous for working well with them. He explains that women are more open and genuine with the camera. “I love and prefer working with women instead of men. I am interested in humans. But it is better to work with women in a scene, because they are simply more talented in acting. Women are more open.”

    In 1997, Bergman was hospitalized in a state of deep depression. He was charged with income tax evasion. How fears, hope, relations and visions formed a part of Bergman’s life is astonishingly revealed in the documentary “Herr der Dämonen”. The people that were closest to him and knew the real Ingmar Bergman, finally reveal the truth about him: The way he felt, performed and pursued his life. Why he was the way he was and why he did what he did, becomes clear. The truth and lies, that tell the story of the stories he told.

    (Quelle: Broadview TV)

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Sprecherin [L]Corinna Harfouch

    Crew

    DepartmentActivityNameComment
    Camera Departmentdirector of photography Johannes Imdahl
    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyBenedict Sicheneder
    Camera Departmentdirector of photography Jürgen Rehberg
    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyDaniel Ritter
    Director's DepartmentdirectorHenrike Sandner
    EditingeditorRichard Krause
    ProducerproducerLeopold Hoesch
    Producerfreelance producer Anja Booth
    Producerfreelance producerVera Bertram
    Production Designproduction designerMarc-Oliver Lau

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
     Broadview TV GmbH

    TV-broadcast

    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermany3satSaturday, 14.07.2018