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Torment (1944)
"Hets" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  2 October 1944 (Sweden)
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An idealistic adolescent, suffering under the thumb of a sadistic schoolmaster, falls in love with a loose girl who is bullied and tormented by another lover.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stig Järrel ...
Caligula
Alf Kjellin ...
Jan-Erik Widgren
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Bertha Olsson
Olof Winnerstrand ...
The Headmaster
Gösta Cederlund ...
Pippi
Hugo Björne ...
Doctor Nilsson
Olav Riégo ...
Mr. Widgren
Märta Arbin ...
Mrs. Widgren
Jan Molander ...
Pettersson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hilda Borgström ...
Caligula's Mother (scenes deleted)
Gunnar Carlsson ...
Student (as Lars-Gunnar Carlsson)
Anna Olin ...
Aunt Elisabeth (scenes deleted)
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Jan-Erik Widgren is a high-school senior. His Latin teacher, Caligula, is feared by everybody, both teachers and students. Widgren falls in love with Berta, who works in a tobacco store. She tells him that she is harassed by a mean, sadistic man, but does not tell him that it is Caligula himself. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The Latin teacher Caligula is based on the Latin teacher Sjögren in Lågor i dunklet (1942) also played by Stig Järrel. See more »

Goofs

When Caligula and Widgren sit in the window together towards the middle of the film, the boom mic can be seen reflected in the glass above them. See more »

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Caligula: Mr.Widgren is lazy, he ignores me and my homeworks.
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Beautiful and dark
25 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I've rarely seen such a dark and intimidating and superb movie from the 40:ies. Usually nordic films from this decade are pretty lame and follow a certain narrow path of simplistic comedy. This movie is very dramatic, partly thanks to Bergmans fantastic script, and Alf Sjöberg captures the moods and the weight of every moment and every pause. Every stroke of silence adds up to the feeling that keeps the beholder on the edge of his seat. Excellent classic movie!!!

The brilliance of Stig Järrel needs to be mentioned. He is so convincing in his performance that when you're leaving the movie-theater you might just see him coming around the corner with his wooden ruler...


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