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Oxen (1991)

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In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge ... See full summary »

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Helge Roos
Ewa Fröling ...
Elfrida Roos
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Sigvard Silver
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Maria Gustavsson
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Björn Granath ...
Flyckt
Björn Gustafson ...
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Lennart Hjulström ...
Svenning Gustavsson
Helge Jordal ...
Navvy
Agneta Prytz ...
Old Woman
Rikard Wolff ...
Johannes
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In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by the local vicar and, wracked with guilt, confesses. The vicar assures him that if he gives himself up, he'll be treated leniently, but Helge's sentence is far harsher than anyone predicted... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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En film av Sven Nykvist

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22 November 1991 (Sweden)  »

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The Ox  »

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SEK 553,367 (Sweden)
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Sweden's official submission to the 1992's Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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[first lines]
Elfrida Roos: [Helge killed his master's ox] No! Have you gone out of your mind, Helge?
Helge Roos: What am I to do? We have to eat.
Elfrida Roos: How could you? How could you do this to Svenning?
Helge Roos: [screaming] Svenning has another one. We must survive.
[pause]
Helge Roos: Help me. Stop whimpering and help me. Help me. You don't want Anna to fall ill and die, do you?
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Instead of the usual "directed by", the director's titles are presented as "a true story told by Sven Nykvist". See more »

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A worthy example of Scandanavian film making
1 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this this on TV back in the 90's on either A&E or Bravo when they used to show more foreign language films. Longtime Ingmar Bergman Cinematographer Sven Nyqvist Directs and also does his own Cinematography as well as co-writes this fine film. Two of the more internationally known and acclaimed actors from Scandanavia, Liv Ullman and Max Von Sydow, who were also mentored by Bergman are in the excellent cast. Stellan Skarsgård, who is still very active in both Scandanavian and American cinema and popular Scandanavian cinema stars Ewa Fröling and Lennart Hjulström round out the cast. This film was Sweden's official submission for and was nominated by the Academy Awards for 1991 in Best Foreign Language Film but lost to the popular Italian submission Mediteranno. This has the somber, dark and coldness found in films by Bergman and incorporates a good story with good acting. I would give this an 8.5 of a possible 10 and recommend it.


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