The Virgin Spring (1960) Poster


The script is based on the medieval Swedish ballad "Per Tyrssons döttrar i Vänge".
Ingmar Bergman called the film "a lousy imitation of Kurosawa."
Wes Craven took inspiration in this film to make his horror film The Last House on the Left (1972).
Inspired by "Rashomon" by Akira Kurosawa.
Max von Sydow is only ten years older than Birgitta Pettersson, who plays his daughter in this movie.
Received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 1960.
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Mentioned in the Van Halen song The Seventh Seal.

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