Rent Torment (1944)

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Synopsis:
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.
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Directors:
Producers:
Harald Molander, Victor Sjöström
Writers:
Ingmar Bergman
Aka:
Frenzy / Hets
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Countries:
Sweden, Classics, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/12/2004
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
Swedish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Star and Director Filmographies
  • Bergman Trailers

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