Torment (aka Frenzy) was based on Ingmar Bergman's first screenplay and was directed by another great Swedish director, Alf Sjoberg. The film charts the relationship between sensitive school boy Jan-Erik (Alf Kjellin), his sadistic overbearing school master nicknamed Caligula (Stig Jarrel), and his older girlfriend Bertha (Mai Zetterling). Jan-Erik discovers that he is not the only man Bertha is seeing, is being stalked and harassed by a mysterious older man. A visit to Bertha prompts a confrontation with his school master which leads to the boy making strong indictments against the master and the master becoming increasingly vindictive. Set at the height of World War 2 the character of Caligula was based hevaily upon Heinrich Himmler and portrays him as a character of weakness using cruelty to cover his shortcomings. The harsh pessimism and darkly surreal visuals offer a glimpse into the brilliance that Bergman would show in his later works.