Rent The Virgin Spring (1960)

3.9 of 5 from 101 ratings
1h 26min
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Synopsis:
Set in beautiful 14th century Sweden, the film tells a sombre, powerful fable of peasant parents (Max Von Sydow and Birgitta Valberg) whose daughter, a young virgin (Birgitta Petterson), is brutally raped and murdered by swineherds after her half sister (Gunnel Lindblom) has invoked a pagan curse. By a bizarre twist of fate, the murderers ask for food and shelter from the dead girl's parents, who, upon discovering the truth about their erstwhile lodgers, exact a chilling revenge.
Actors:
, , , Birgitta Pettersson, , , , Ove Porath, Axel Slangus, , , ,
Directors:
Writers:
Ulla Isaksson
Others:
Marik Vos
Aka:
Jungfrukällan
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Sweden, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1961 Oscar Best Foreign Film

BBFC:
Release Date:
28/10/2002
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
Swedish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Star and director filmographies
  • Philip Strick film notes
  • Stills gallery
  • Ingmar Bergman collection trailer

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Reviews (1) of The Virgin Spring

Every parents worst nightmare - The Virgin Spring review by CP Customer

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14/05/2011

This film is told in a very simple style but does so in a very effective way as it takes you through different aspects of human nature and emotion. Max Von Sydow is excellent as the 'head of house' and serves to increase the tension simply by his massive frame. I was impressed with the way Bergman chose to portray the parents reaction to the news of their daughters loss. It conveys the remarkable way that humans can manage extremely stressful situations with total calm when the need arises.

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