About

Devout Christians Töre and Märeta send their only daughter, the virginal Karin, and their foster daughter, the unrepentant Ingeri, 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 pl...

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Directed by

Ingmar Bergman

Written by

Ulla Isaksson (Screenplay)

Runtime

90 minutes

Country

Sweden

Language

Swedish

Cast

Keywords

revenge medieval rape peasant brother pregnant woman child murder 13th century

Photos

Lists

#726 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

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Awards

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White