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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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... Don Juan
... Britt-Marie
... Satan
... The Vicar
... Renata
... Pablo
... Count Armand de Rochefoucauld
... Marquis Giuseppe Maria de Macopanza
... The Old Man
... Jonas
... Woman in veil
... The ear demon
... The guardian demon
... The Actor
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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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1 January 1961 (Norway)  »

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The Actor: Satan has a sore eye. It may be a sty. Either he has been in a draft - which is unthinkable in hell - or something alarming has happened on earth.
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stick with it
23 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

this film gets off to a very slow start and some aspects of the production are pretty cheesy... the period costumes and some of the sets and the manner of conveying that we are in "hell" when we are there, are not exactly stunning.... also Bibi's husband to be is said to be 25 and he looks about 40.

but do stick with it because it does become really really funny and there are a lot of great lines I have to have at least 10 lines in my comment so I'll praise Bibi's acting... also the other woman, who plays her mother... and I"ll say the film is also very sweet.

Bergman fans will not be disappointed in the lightness cause there is plenty of heaviness too in the scenes between the maiden and DJ

After thinking about this film awhile it hit me a lot harder what's seems to be being said. In a sense some people seem to have grace such that even sin can't touch them, even sinning can't touch them, because of how they do it, somehow skirting the devil, while they don't by any means have to become angels themselves. wow!


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