The Virgin Spring Movie Review 1959

Information and Film Reviews for The Virgin Spring the Movie

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Based on a medieval ballad and set in 14th-century Sweden. The rape and murder of young innocent Karin (Pattersson) spurs her father Tore (Van Sydow) to vengeance and he kills her attackers. Over the girl's dead body, the father questions how God could have let any of it happen, but he comes to find solace and forgiveness when a spring bursts forth from the spot. Stunning Bergman compositions. In Swedish with English subtitles; also available in dubbed version.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 88 minutes.
Originally from Swedish.

Cast and Crew

Director/Star Teams: Bergman & von Sydow, Tragedy, Revenge, Rape
Ulla Isaakson
Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Brigitta Pattersson, Axel Duborg
Sven Nykvist
Ingmar Bergman
Erik Nordgren


Oscars 1960: Foreign Film; Golden Globes 1961: Foreign Film.

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