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Alf Sjöberg

Hets (Torment)

95' - 1944 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Latin, Swedish
Director: Alf Sjöberg Composer: Hilding Rosenberg With: Stig Järrel, Alf Kjellin, Mai Zetterling
Jan-Erik is a high school pupil in Stockholm. He is viciously humiliated in class by one of his teachers, who is nicknamed “Caligula”. One day after class, he meets Bertha in a tobacconist's. She leads him home to her room and persuades him to spend the night there, telling him how she fears that a strange, sinister man is constantly following her. Jan-Erik falls desperately in love with Bertha. One evening Jan-Erik arrives to find Bertha dead in her room. Caligula is pathetically hiding in the hallway. He is obviously responsible for the tragedy, but an autopsy suggests that Bertha died of a weak heart. Caligula is released, and sees to it that Jan-Erik is prevented from sitting his exams.

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Credits

Director

Alf Sjöberg

Composer

Hilding Rosenberg

With

Stig Järrel, Alf Kjellin, Mai Zetterling

Scenario

Ingmar Bergman

Director of Photography

Martin Bodin

Editor

Oscar Rosander

Producer

Harald Molander, Victor Sjöström

More information

Dialogue

Latin, Swedish

Countries of production

Sweden

Year

1944

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