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De Düva: The Dove (1968)

This short film is a parody of some of Ingmar Bergman's best known films, including Wild Strawberries (Smultronstaellet) and The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet). The dialog, seemingly in... See full summary »

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Sidney Davis
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pamela Burrell Pamela Burrell ... Inga
George Coe ... Viktor
Sidney Davis Sidney Davis ... Death (as Sid Davis)
Madeline Kahn ... Sigfrid
Stan Rubinstein Stan Rubinstein ... Olin
Tom Stone Tom Stone ... Gustav
Peter Turgeon ... Uncle Anders
David Zirlin David Zirlin ... Chauffeur
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This short film is a parody of some of Ingmar Bergman's best known films, including Wild Strawberries (Smultronstaellet) and The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet). The dialog, seemingly in Swedish, is actually a Swedish-accented fictional language based on English, German, Latin, and Swedish, with most nouns ending in "ska". The principal character, Professor Viktor Sundqvist, 76, is being driven to a lecture at the university, when dove droppings splatter the car's windshield. Detouring at his uncle's old house, his mind wanders back to his youth, when Death came to a family picnic to claim his sister, Inga. Knowing that Death is a gambler, Viktor has Inga challenge Death to a single-point game of badminton for her life. While they are playing, a dove flies above, soiling Death's cape, and distracting him enough to miss the birdie. Having won the game, Inga is free, and she and Viktor run off for a swim in the lake. Written by Dana Holm Howard <danahoho@ix.netcom.com>

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

October 1968 (USA) See more »

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The Dove See more »

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Audio 300,Coe-Davis Ltd. See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Madeline Kahn. See more »

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Viktor: I have a hernia.
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Spoofs Wild Strawberries (1957) See more »

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I laughed till I cried
13 August 2001 | by philtrau-2See all my reviews

I saw this when it came out in '68, and like everyone else in the theater I initially assumed it was a legitimate Bergman film. The look and feel of the picture was perfect, down to the lingering silences, pregnant with meaning. Or so we thought. About two minutes into it, I began to hear a few people giggling, then a few more as slowly it dawned on the audience that this wasn't the Master Himself after all. Soon everyone was roaring, and by the time it was over most of us were ruined for the feature film (No, I have no idea what it was). You don't have to be familiar with Bergman to enjoy this, but it helps. This is an inspired masterpiece that I rate up there with such untouchable classics as "Bambi Meets Godzilla". When is someone going to put these old shorts on video or DVD? The world could use the laughter these days.


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