Djävulens öga (The Devil's Eye) (1961)
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Acceding to the literal interpretation of the folk-saying "A virgin is a sty in the devil's eye," Satan employs a reincarnated Don Juan (Jarl Kulle) to seduce Britt-Marie, the young daughter (Bibi Andersson) of a country parson. Poor Don Juan falls in love with the girl, however, while his servant Pablo (Sture Lagerwall) attempts to do the same with her mother. One of Bergman's few direct comedies (he even reassures viewers of the fact in a note titled "Dear Frightened Audience"), Devil's Eye
Jan 1, 1961 Wide
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The dominant impression, though, as in so many early Bergman movies, is of a deep pessimism that is imposed rather than felt as necessary or productive.
Further proof that Bergman had a lively sense of humour as well as an unusual ability to plumb the depths of the human psyche.
Bergman with Mozart in one hand and Goethe in the other, out to prove that comedy is as desolating as tragedy
Before the third act ended, I had a pain in the rear part of my anatomy.
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