Starring Stig Jarrell, Alf Kjellin, Mai Zetterling, Olof Winnerstrand, Gosta Bjorne, Hugo Olin, Olav Riego, Marta Arbin, Jan Molander, Anders Nystrom, Nils Dahlen
Directed by Alf Sjoberg
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: 06/12/2004
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: B/W