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Backanterna (1993)

The young wine god Dionysus returns to his native town of Thebes after having established his cult in the east. In his entourage, he has a run of Bacchantes. Semele, his mother, was ... See full summary »

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Writers:

Göran O. Eriksson (libretto), Euripides (play) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Lindenstrand ... Dionysos
Laila Andersson-Palme Laila Andersson-Palme ... Teiresias
Sten Wahlund Sten Wahlund ... Kadmos
Peter Mattei ... Pentheus
Anita Soldh Anita Soldh ... Agaue
Berit Lindholm Berit Lindholm ... Alfa
Paula Hoffman Paula Hoffman ... Beta
Camilla Staern Camilla Staern ... Gamma
Ellen Andreassen Jensen Ellen Andreassen Jensen ... Delta (as Ellen Andreassen)
Anne-Marie Mühle Anne-Marie Mühle ... Zeta
Kristina Hammarström Kristina Hammarström ... Eta
Eva Österberg Eva Österberg ... Lambda
Carina Morling Carina Morling ... Xi
Amelie Fleetwood Amelie Fleetwood ... Rho
Lena Hoel Lena Hoel ... Sigma
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The young wine god Dionysus returns to his native town of Thebes after having established his cult in the east. In his entourage, he has a run of Bacchantes. Semele, his mother, was distrusted by her family when she claimed that Zeus was the father of her child. Dionysus has come to restore her, revealing his divinity, and require proper worship of the Theban legion. An opera composed by Daniel Börtz. Filmed for TV. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Official Sites:

Ingmar Bergman [Sweden]

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

9 April 1993 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Bakchantes See more »

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