• The Virgin Spring (1960)

The Virgin Spring

Release Date: November 14th, 1960

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Devout Christians Töre and Märeta (Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg) send their only daughter, the virginal Karin (Birgritta Pettersson), and their foster daughter, the unrepentant Ingeri (Gunnel Lindblom), to deliver candles to a distant church. On their way through the woods, the girls encounter a group of savage goat herders who brutally rape and murder Karin as Ingeri remains hidden. When the killers unwittingly seek refuge in the farmhouse of Töre and Märeta, Töre plots a fitting revenge.

Cast: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgritta Pettersson, Axel Düberg, Tor Isedal, Allan Edwall, Ove Porath

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Svensk Filmindustri (SF) AB

Distributors: Criterion Collection, Janus Films

Keywords: Brooding, Revenge, Murder

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Nominated Samuel Goldwyn International Award
Winner Foreign Language Film
Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)