The Ox

Oxen (Original title)

1991 Drama

About

In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by the local vicar and, wracked with guilt, confesses. The vicar assures him that if he gives himself up, he'll be treated leniently, but Helge's sentence is f...

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Directed by

Sven Nykvist

Written by

Sven Nykvist (Writer)
Lasse Summanen (Writer)

Runtime

92 minutes

Country

Denmark, Sweden, Norway

Language

Swedish

Cast

Keywords

sweden poverty

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film