The Virgin Spring (1960)

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Stars: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg and Gunnel Lindblom

Language: Swedish | Subtitles: English

Country: Sweden

Also known as: Jungfrukälla, El manantial de la doncella, A Fonte da Donzela

Description: Set in beautiful 14th century Sweden, it is the sombre, powerful fable of wealthy land-owning parents whose daughter, a young virgin, is brutally raped and murdered by goat herders 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 truth about their erstwhile lodgers, exact a chilling revenge.



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