The virgin spring

The virgin spring


DVD - 2006 | Swedish | Director-approved special ed.
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A peasant girl is raped and murdered in 14th century Sweden. When her killers seek shelter in her father's house, he kills them to avenge her death. Soon a spring appears from where the girl was killed and her father sees this as a sign from above.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2006.
Edition: Director-approved special ed.
ISBN: 9781559409698
Branch Call Number: DVD VIR621
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Alternative Title: Jungfrukällan


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Apr 15, 2014

The film that pretty much set the tone for Last House on the Left a few years later. Much of the same themes are explored. Two girls go out into woods. One goes off the beaten path and encounters in this case, two shepherds who rape and murder the girl. Later they go unwittingly to the house of the Father who is unaware that these are the two that have murdered his daughter. One he finds out, he enacts a horrifying revenge. A Bergman masterpiece and has a thought provoking theme that can prompt for discussion. It's one of those movies that sticks with you after it's conclusion.

Sep 18, 2010

A good place to start if you haven't seen a Bergman movie before


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