WorldCat Identities

Malmsten, Birger 1920-1991

Overview
Works: 117 works in 268 publications in 4 languages and 2,812 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  Film adaptations  Experimental films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Birger Malmsten
The silence by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traveling home by train through a country seemingly on the brink of war, two sisters--the sickly, intellectual Ester and the sensual, pragmatic Anna--along with Anna's young son, Johan, are forced to disembark in an unknown city in order for Ester to rest. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan's affection, and in so doing sabotage what little remains of their ambiguous relationship."--Container
Masculin féminin 15 faits précis by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul, a young idealistic would-be intellectual, struggles to forge a relationship with incipient pop star Madeleine in 1960s Paris
Sommarlek Summer interlude by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

22 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in Swedish and English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie is an accomplished ballet dancer haunted by her tragic youthful affair with a shy, handsome student. Her memories of the rocky shores of Stockholm's outer archipelago mingle with scenes from her gloomy present, most of them set in the dark backstage environs of the theater where she works
A film trilogy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Swedish and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four disc set features Swedish director Ingmar Bergman's work on three of his most powerful films presented as a trilogy. The films of the trilogy examine the necessity of religion and question the promise of faith. The last disc is a documentary film offering views on set construction, lighting, rehearsals, editing, as well as intimate conversations with Ingmar Bergman and members of his cast and crew
Törst Thirst by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in Swedish and No Linguistic content and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple traveling across war-ravaged Europe. A disintegrating marriage. A ballet dancer's scarred past. Elliptically told in flashbacks and multiple narrative threads, this film shows people enslaved to memory and united in isolation
Till glädje To Joy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Swedish and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orchestra violinist's dreams of becoming a celebrated soloist and fears of his own mediocrity get in the way of his marriage to the patient, caring Marta. Played out to the music of Beethoven, this film is a heartbreaking tale of one man's inability to overcome the demons standing in the way of his happiness
Early Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torment: A dark coming-of-age drama about a boarding-school senior, Widgren, terrorized by his sadistic Latin teacher. When Widgren falls for a troubled local girl, Bertha, he finds himself caught up even further in a web of emotional mind games
Sommarlek by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

12 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Swedish and English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie is an accomplished ballet dancer haunted by her tragic youthful affair with a shy, handsome student. Her memories of the rocky shores of Stockholm's outer archipelago mingle with scenes from her gloomy present, most of them set in the dark backstage environs of the theater where she works
The Devil's wanton by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in Swedish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions about God and life are probed in this story that interweaves the lives of a film director, a poet and his wife, a prostitute and her boyfriend
Tystnaden Silence( Visual )

6 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in Swedish and French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three passengers suffocate in the sweltering heat of a confining train cabin: Ester, her sister Anna, and Anna's son Johan. Ester is too sick to travel, so they install themselves in the Hotel Europa, all stuffy majestic rooms, deep beds, and mile-long corridors. Bedridden Esther indulges in cigarettes and alcohol to suppress her pain, while Anna seeks out male company. Johan, left to his own devises, explores the desolate hotel, and draws closer to his ailing aunt, united by their mutual love for Anna, both bereft by her abandonment
Viskningar och rop = Cries and whispers by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Swedish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Fontaine d'Aréthuse : Dans un train qui traverse l'Allemagne dévastée de 1946, Bertil et Rut se retournent sur l'échec de leur vie commune. Entre les reproches et les souvenirs difficiles se dessine le désespérant constat de l'usure de leur couple
Törst Three strange loves( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling by train from Switzerland to Sweden, Rut and Bertil, a married couple, revisits the bitterness between them. Bertil has had many love affairs but that is not the only aspect of their relationship which tears them apart. Rut is unable to conceive, due to her affair with Raoul and subsequent abortion. In the meantime Viola, the former mistress of Bertil, wanders through the city having been diagnosed as insane. She meets a lesbian who seduces her and pulls her more deeply into tragedy
Kvinnors väntan = L'attente des femmes by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four married women meet at a summer cottage, waiting for their husbands to return home. They share with each other stories about thier marriages as well as their past indiscretions. While this is happening, Marta's younger sister, Maj is planning to elope
Musik i mörker by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Swedish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young musician who lost his sight during military service enrols in a school for the blind. He meets and falls in love with his housekeeper and nurse
Nattvardsgästerna = Les Communiants by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Swedish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Ericsson, un pasteur dont l'institutrice, Marta, est la maîtresse, une maîtresse qui ne croit pas en Dieu, se rend chez Jonas Persson dont la foi chancelle. Il ne pourra empêcher son suicide et se montrera maladroit lorsqu'il lui faudra prévenir l'épouse. Thomas perd sa foi et répète dans une église vide, où n'est présente que la sceptique Marta, venue par amour, des gestes vides
It rains on our love( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Swedish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bergman's second film, a romantic drama set in post-war Sweden, remains a solid example of the auteur's early work. Maggi and David, two outsiders with trouble pasts, meet by chance at a railway station and fall in love. They decide to start a new life together, but their happiness comes under threat from a series of misfortunes and set backs. Distinguished by excellent performances and assured direction, 'It rains on our love' is an affecting portrait of the bond between two people and a damning critique of the closed-mindedness of the period." -- Container
Prison( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based in and around a movie studio this experimental and intriguing picture is essentially a film within a film. A director is told by one of his old professors that the world is in the dominion of the devil, and decides to make the claim the subject of his latest picture. He then passes the idea onto a young journalist who is coincidently going through his own personal hell with his prostitute girlfriend and her violent pimp. This is a fascinating film, not only for its thematic tussle between the attraction of suicide and the comfort of faith, but for its many stylistic endeavors"--Container
Das Schweigen( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters locked together in a love-hate relationship stay temporarily in a remote village whose inhabitants speak an incomprehensible language. For the sisters, communication deteriorates to sign language with the townspeople. While one sister slowly slips into death, the other engages a local barman in a sexual encounter
Till Glädje by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the relationships between spouses and the responsibility of artists. Marta and Stig are both orchestral musicians, and are in love with each other. They decide to marry and have children. However, Stig begins an affair with another woman and threatens their marriage
Essential Bergman the faith trilogy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Masculin féminin 15 faits précis
Alternative Names
Birger Malmsten acteur

Birger Malmsten Actor

Birger Malmsten attore svedese

Birger Malmsten schwedischer Schauspieler

Birger Malmsten svensk skdespelare

Birger Malmsten svensk skodespelar

Birger Malmsten svensk skuespiller

Malmsten, Albert Birger.

Malmsten, Albert Birger 1920-1991

Биргер Мальмстен

بیرگر مالمستن بازیگر سوئدی

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