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Wild Strawberries (also know as Smultronstället) full movie is released on Jun 22, 1959. Watch Wild Strawberries online - the Swedish Drama movie from Sweden , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $60,418. Wild Strawberries is directed by Ingmar Bergman and created by Ingmar Bergman with Victor Sjöström and Bibi Andersson. Wild Strawberries is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

With the exception of his elderly housekeeper Miss Agda who he treats almost like a surrogate platonic wife, widowed seventy-eight year old Dr. Isak Borg, a former medical doctor and professor, has retreated from any human contact, partly his own want but partly the decision of others who do not want to spend time with him because of his cold demeanor. He is traveling from his home in Stockholm to Lund to accept an honorary degree. Instead of flying as was the original plan, he decides to take the day long drive instead. Along for the ride is his daughter-in-law Marianne, who had been staying with him for the month but has now decided to go home. The many stops and encounters along the way make him reminisce about various parts of his life. Those stops which make him reminisce directly are at his childhood summer home, at the home of his equally emotionally cold mother, and at a gas station where the attendants praise him as a man for his work. But the lives of other people they encounter almost mirror his own, including hitchhikers Sara, Viktor and Anders - who remind him of his cousin Sara who he was going to marry, himself and his irresponsible brother Sigfrid who Sara eventually married - a bickering married couple Sten and Berit Alman, and Marianne and her husband and Isak's son Evald, whose marriage is as strained as was his own.

As know as:

Smultronstället, Maasikavälu, Земляничная поляна, Wilde aardbeien, Smultronstället

Release Date:

Jun 22, 1959

Release Date (Streaming):

Feb 12, 2002




Swedish, Latin

Stream Service:

Criterion Collection, Janus Films, Video Yesteryear

Production Companies:

Svensk Filmindustri (SF)

Gross worldwide:



"We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep." Shakespeare - The Tempest, from Ingmar Bergman...creator of "Smiles of a Summer Night" and "The Seventh Seal"


David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
Gunnar Fischer's photography becomes ever more luminous and Sjstrm's performance grows in greatness.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 23, 2013
Variety Staff
It's a personal and profound work.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 26, 2009
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films
With unyielding moral precision no less austere for the lack of any religious conviction behind it, Bergman subjects his protagonist to judgment for the crimes of indifference and selfishness, and pronounces a verdict of "the usual" sentence: loneliness.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 29, 2008

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