The Ox Poster

Release Date: 1991

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Desperate to feed his wife, Elfrida (Ewa Fröling), and their baby daughter, starving laborer Helge Roos (Stellan Skarsgard) kills an ox belonging to his employer, wealthy farmer Svenning Gustafsson (Liv Ullmann). Helge is caught and jailed, making life even harder for Elfrida and her child. Without the assistance of the fearsome local vicar (Max von Sydow) and Gustafsson's wife (Bjorn Granath), the town's primary charitable benefactor, she must turn to other means to survive.

Cast: Max von Sydow, Ewa Fröling, Stellan Skarsgård, Liv Ullmann, Björn Granath, Lennart Hjulström, Erland Josephson, Rikard Wollf

Director: Sven Nykvist

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Sweetland Films, Sandrews, Nordisk Film, Josephson & Nykvist HB, SVT Drama, Svenska Filminstitutet

Keywords: Prison, Wife, Husband, Fall


Nominated Foreign Language Film