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The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan) (1960)

The Virgin Spring
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Axel Düberg

Axel Düberg

Thin Herdsman
Tor Isedal

Tor Isedal

Mute Herdsman
Allan Edwall

Allan Edwall

Beggar
Ove Porath

Ove Porath

Boy


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Description: Set in beautiful 14th century Sweden, it is the sombre, powerful fable of peasant parents whose daughter, a young virgin, is brutally raped and murdered by swineherds after her half sister 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 discovering the tru ... (more)
Release date: 14 November 1960
Sweden (10), 1960s (8), 1960 (8), Swedish (8), Drama (6), Revenge (5), Rape (5), Murder (4), Black And White (3), Crime (3), (2), 1960's (2), Classic (2), Odin (2), Paganism (2), Family (1), Curse (1), Bw (1), Suffering (1), Death (1)
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"OmU - Swedish with English subtitles After having seen "Persona" from Ingmar Bergman I've been longing for another one of his movies. But The Virgin Spring didn't fulfil my expectations. It wasn't a bad movie, but I was just not that excited, as I wanted it to be. But I will definitely keep on watching Ingmar Bergman's movies. "


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