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The Devil's Eye (1960)

Djävulens öga (original title)
The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends Don Juan up from hell to seduce the 20 year old Britt-Marie and to rob her of her ... See full summary »

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The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends Don Juan up from hell to seduce the 20 year old Britt-Marie and to rob her of her virginity and her belief in love. She however can resist him and things get even turned around when Don Juan falls in love with her. The fact that he feels love for the first time now, makes him even less attractive to her and Don Juan returns to hell. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Pablo: [to Don Juan] I've titivated you like an old harlot.
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imagine--a funny Ingmar Berman picture!
4 July 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot--more than many of the dreadfully serious Bergman films.

The movie is staged like a play--complete with a narrator and acts. The story begins in Hell. It seems the devil is in a funk, as he's got a sty. Why? Apparently, there is a virginal woman whose decency is causing the devil great agony, so he sends his favorite Lothario, Don Juan, to despoil this virgin and this make the sty go away! Really weird stuff, huh?! Well, the tongue in cheek style makes this a pretty funny comedy. Not GREAT comedy, but very good AND so weird and unusual, it's worth a look.

By the way, isn't Don Juan's sidekick about the most devilish character you've ever seen? Watch it, turn off your brain and have fun.


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