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Hour of the Wolf ()

Vargtimmen (original title)
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While vacationing on a remote Scandanavian island with his younger pregnant wife, an artist has an emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires.

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Johan Borg
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Alma Borg
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Corinne von Merkens
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Lindhorst
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Baron von Merkens
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Old Lady with Hat
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Heerbrand
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Gamla Fru von Merkens
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Ernst von Merkens
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Veronica Vogler
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von Merken's Maid (uncredited)
Lenn Hjortzberg ...
Kreisler (uncredited)
Mikael Rundquist ...
Boy in Dream (uncredited)
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Tamino (uncredited)

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Ingmar Bergman

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Ingmar Bergman ... (writer)

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Lars-Owe Carlberg ... producer

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Lars Johan Werle

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Sven Nykvist

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Ulla Ryghe

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Marik Vos-Lundh ... (as Marik Vos)

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Mago

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Kjell Gustavsson ... assistant makeup artist
Tina Johansson ... assistant makeup artist

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Lars-Owe Carlberg ... production manager

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Lenn Hjortzberg ... assistant director

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Karl-Arne Bergman ... props

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Evald Andersson ... sound effects
Lennart Engholm ... sound
Olle Jacobsson ... sound mixer
Per-Olof Pettersson ... sound (as P. O. Pettersson)

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Anders Bodin ... assistant camera
Roland Lundin ... assistant camera

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Eivor Kullberg ... costume assistant

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Börje Lundh ... mask
Bo Arne Vibenius ... unit director (as Bo Vibenius)
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Plot Summary

An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful memories. Written by Fredrik Klasson

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Taglines "The Hour of the Wolf" is the hour between night and dawn. It is the hour when most people die. It is the hour when the sleepless are haunted by their deepest fear, when ghosts and demons are most powerful. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hour of the Wolf (World-wide, English title)
  • Hour of the Wolf (United States)
  • Hour of the Wolf (United Kingdom)
  • L'heure du loup (France)
  • La hora del lobo (Spain)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia Ingmar Bergman originally penned the script in 1964 under the title "The Cannibals". A serious bout of pneumonia led him to reconsider the project whilst lying in hospital; he deemed it to be potentially too expensive in concept and execution. Bergman revised the script idea into a more low budget piece to accompany Persona (1966). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Le sourire (1994). See more »
Quotes Johan Borg: The old ones called it "the hour of the wolf". It is the hour when most people die, when most children are born. Now is when nightmares come to us. And if we are awake -...
Alma Borg: We're afraid.
Johan Borg: We're afraid.
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