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The Touch (1971)

Beröringen (original title)
R | | Drama | 14 July 1971 (USA)
A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home. But he is an emotionally scarred man, a Jewish survivor... See full summary »

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A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home. But he is an emotionally scarred man, a Jewish survivor from a concentration camp who found refuge in the U.S.,and, consequently, their relationship will be painfully difficult. Written by h9g

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Ingmar Bergman's first English language motion picture starring Elliott Gould, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow See more »

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One of only two movies directed by Ingmar Bergman that remain unreleased on DVD, the other being Sånt händer inte här (1950). See more »

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Referenced in Rip Van Marlowe (2002) See more »

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Touched
8 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Maybe I finally found my recommendation for a first Bergman movie to watch, if you are not aware of his output. Just because it is considered a lesser Bergman does not mean, it is a bad movie. Actually I thought it was a pretty decent one, to say the least.

Elliot Gould has a really tough role to portray, though it is the woman in the lead again who has more convincing to do, with her character. But both are really good in conveying their feelings, as weird as they may seem to some. And while this again is not an easy movie or story, it is one that can be followed really easy. Not many Bergman fans are fond of it (as you can see by that rating), but that shouldn't put you off. Try it for yourself


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