Torment, DVD  DVD


Marking Ingmar Bergman's debut as screenwriter and directed by Alf Sjöberg, this expressionistic crime of passion revolves around a young student, Jan-Erik (Alf Kjellin), his sadistic Latin teacher, nicknamed 'Caligula' (Stig Järrel), and a newsagent assistant-cum-prostitute, Bertha (Mai Zetterling).

When Jan-Erik assists the drunken Bertha, he becomes her lover.

Bertha is, however, terrified of another man, whom it becomes clear is terrorising her.

When Jan-Erik finds Bertha dead, he accuses Caligula of being responsible.

The themes of creaticity, mentors and oppressive authority, which would become Bergman's trademarks, are staked out in this semi-autobiographical work.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 0
  • Certification: (15)
  • EAN: 5023965353429
  • Catalogue number: TVD3534
  • Studio: Palisades Tartan
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: B/W


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