The Best Intentions (1992)

Not Rated   |    |  Biography, Drama, Romance

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In 1909, poor theology student Henrik falls in love with Anna, the intelligent daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After marrying Henrik becomes a priest in northern Sweden. Urbane Anna hates living in the county, growing restless.




  • Pernilla August in The Best Intentions (1992)
  • Pernilla August and Samuel Fröler in The Best Intentions (1992)
  • Lena T. Hansson in The Best Intentions (1992)
  • Samuel Fröler in The Best Intentions (1992)
  • Samuel Fröler in The Best Intentions (1992)
  • Samuel Fröler in The Best Intentions (1992)

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8 January 2019 | Kirpianuscus
beautiful in profound sense
When you are an admirer of Ingmar Bergman, like me, this film is the best choice. Not only as reflection of his spirit. Not only for the performances and lovely use of melodrama. But for something escaping to definitions. The atmosphere, the portrait of marriage in the first half of XX century Sweden. And more. It is a film about happiness of the other , yourself being only a tool for it. A film about sacrifices and love and mission and fundamental choices. A film about a world, remembering Fanny och Alexander , being, at the level of tone, more sweet but remaining interesting, for the impressive cinematography, than for precise adaptation .

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Release Date:

10 July 1992



Country of Origin

Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, Iceland

Filming Locations

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,186 12 July 1992

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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