After the Rehearsal

After the Rehearsal

Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's "A Dream Play." She talks of her hatred for her mother, now dead, an alcoholic actress, who was Vogler's star and lover. Vogler falls into a reverie, remembering a day Anna's mother, Rakel, late in life, came after rehearsal to beg him to come to her apartment. He awakes and Anna reveals the reason she has returned: she jolts him into an emotional response, rare for him, and the feelings of a young woman and an older man play out.

TitleAfter the Rehearsal
Original TitleEfter repetitionen
Release DateApril 9th, 1984
GenreDrama
Runtime
DirectorsIngmar Bergman, Eva Bergman
WriterIngmar Bergman
Production CompaniesPersonafilm, Cinematograph AB
Production CountriesGermany, Sweden
Plot Keywordsmemory, theatre, one location
Erland Josephson
Erland Josephson
Henrik Vogler (older)
Ingrid Thulin
Ingrid Thulin
Rakel Egerman
Lena Olin
Lena Olin
Anna Egerman (older)
Bertil Guve
Bertil Guve
Henrik Vogler (younger)
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