WorldCat Identities

Malmsten, Birger 1920-1991

Works: 101 works in 329 publications in 5 languages and 3,090 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  New wave films  History  Romance fiction  Fiction  Internet videos  Melodrama  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Birger Malmsten
The silence by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 701 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
Sommarlek = Summer interlude by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

54 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prima ballerina remembers a happy summer she had spent with a boy who was tragically killed
Masculin féminin : 15 faits précis( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 264 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
A film trilogy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Swedish and held by 237 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
Till glädje = To Joy by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in Swedish and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talented and eccentric violinist tries to achieve success and to find personal happiness. He struggles with meaning in his life and his failed ambitions and weaknesses. His wife and daughter are killed as he is beginning to find peace within himself, even so the process continues and he finds happiness is trancendent of time and person
Early Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 130 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
Night is my future( Visual )

11 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in Swedish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musician blinded in an accident gropes to adjust to a harsh external world and understand its meanings
The Devil's wanton by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in Swedish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Math teacher Anders Henrikson, recently released from a mental institution, decides to exorcise his inner demons in film form. Henrikson persuades film director Hasse Ekman, a former student, to put together a film depicting an Earth in the hands of the Devil. Ekman passes the idea on to writer Birger Malmstein, who coincidentally is currently going through Hell on Earth with his prostitute lover. She, in turn, is being tormented by her former pimp."--Container
It rains on our love = Det regnar på vår kärlek by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 31 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
Nattvardsgästerna = Les Communiants by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in Swedish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les communiants : au cours de l'office du dimanche, Thomas, pasteur d'un petit village, distribue la communion aux rares fidèles présents. Il reçoit la vistie des époux Persson, et accorde un rendez-vous à Jonas, le mari, fortement traumatisé. Mais celui-ci sera déçu par les formules abstraites du pasteur, et l'on retrouvera son corps près d'un torrent
A ship bound for India by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bergman's third film depicts a powerful love triangle between an abusive sailor, his son and a chorus girl. The captain of a ship where he lives with his wife, hunchbacked son Johannes and small crew, Alexander Blom is a domineering tyrant, who secretly harbours dreams of escape. Upon receiving the news that he is losing his sight, Alexander recklessly invites his mistress to move abroad. In the midst of this tense environment, an illicit romance develops between Johannes and his father's lover, leading to a confrontation between father and son with tragic consequences."--Container
Prison by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 21 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
Musik i mörker by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 20 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
Viskningar och rop Cris et chuchotements( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in Undetermined and Swedish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cris et Chuchotements : Dans un manoir, au début du siècle, vivent trois soeurs et une servante. L'une des soeurs, Agnès se meurt d'un cancer. Les deux autres, coincées dans leur égoïsme, ne parviennent pas à l'aider. Seule la servante lui apporte du secours
Kvinnors väntan by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Swedish and English and held by 15 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
Das Schweigen by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 13 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
Masculin féminin by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godard's seventh feature is set against a background of an edgy France gripped by political upheaval, the Vietnam war and an election year in which De Gaulle kept his grip on power. Told in fifteen precise vignettes, Godard paints a picture of French youth using the oddball relationship between Paul (Léaud), just demobbed fron the army and politically aware, and Madeleine (Goya), an aspiring pop star
Tystnaden = The silence( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Swedish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters, emotionally distant from each other, and a small boy
Essential Bergman : the faith trilogy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a Glass Darkly is a sparse deadpan portrayal of a loveless family plagued by mental illness, a selfish and manipulative father, and a lack of faith ... Winter Light thoroughly explores man's relationship with God in its depiction of five very haphazard, yet mutually dependent protagonists whose fate revolves around the happenings of a tiny church and its embittered priest ... The Silence is an intimate portrait of emotional bankruptcy: of unanswered prayers by an absent god and the search for purpose where it seemingly does not exist"--Container
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Masculin féminin : 15 faits précis Masculin féminin
Sommarlek = Summer interludeMasculin féminin : 15 faits précisMasculin féminin
Alternative Names
Birger Malmsten acteur

Birger Malmsten actor

Birger Malmsten attore svedese

Birger Malmsten schwedischer Schauspieler

Birger Malmsten svensk skådespelare

Birger Malmsten svensk skodespelar

Birger Malmsten svensk skuespiller

Birger Malmsten Zweeds acteur (1920-1991)

Malmsten, Albert Birger.

Malmsten, Albert Birger 1920-1991

Биргер Мальмстен

بیرگر مالمستن بازیگر سوئدی


Swedish (158)

French (11)

German (9)

English (6)

Spanish (1)