The Touch

The Touch
Directed byIngmar Bergman
Produced byLars-Owe Carlberg
Ingmar Bergman
Written byIngmar Bergman
StarringElliott Gould
Bibi Andersson
Max von Sydow
Sheila Reid
Liv Ullmann
Release date(s)August 30, 1971
Running time106 min
LanguageEnglish
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The Touch (originally titled Beröringen) is a 1971 film directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Elliot Gould, and Sheila Reid.

Plot

Andreas and Karin Vergerus (von Sydow and Andersson) live in fine rapport, their personalities matching well. Both are quiet, contemplative, and very rational persons, not liable to act spontaneously. The intruder, "David Kovac", played by Elliott Gould, is in contrast an impetuous man, uncompromising, overbearing, and tormented by inner contradictions and compulsions. Karin and David become clandestine lovers, but aren't appropriate for each other. Before they meet David attempted suicide and Karin was unhappy to be reduced to a wife. They flower in their new love and it destroys their lives.

Themes

Instead the question of why Karin turns away from Andreas seems intentionally perplexing. The dialogue and acting of the lovers is cerebral and cold, as if they were reciting dazedly on a stage, astounding themselves with their actions and feelings, and acting on an impulse isolated from their personalities. This impulse or drive is not eros, as especially at the beginning of their affair sex is more of a problem than a release for the lovers.

The central metaphor of the film is a medieval wooden statue of Mary, recently excavated after being buried for centuries, analogous to Gould's and Andersson's potential to be lovers or man and woman. But with the disinterment of the Mary, insect larvae come alive inside her, corroding her from within, much as David and Karin's awakening causes them similar destruction.

Cast (in credits order)

Rest of cast listed alphabetically

  • Margareta Byström (Secretary to Andreas Vergerus) (uncredited)
  • Elsa Ebbesen (Hospital Matron) (uncredited)
  • Dennis Gotobed (English civil servant) (uncredited)
  • Staffan Hallerstam (Anders Vergerus) (uncredited)
  • Barbro Hiort af Ornäs (Karin's mother) (uncredited)
  • Ã…ke Lindström (Dr. Holm) (uncredited)
  • Ann-Christin LobrÃ¥ten (Museum employee) (uncredited)
  • Karin Nilsson (Neighbour) (uncredited)
  • Maria NolgÃ¥rd (Agnes Vergerus) (uncredited)
  • Erik Nyhlén (The Archeologist) (uncredited)
  • Bengt Ottekil (Bell boy) (uncredited)
  • Alan Simon (Therapist at museum) (uncredited)
  • Per Sjöstrand (Therapist) (uncredited)
  • Aino Taube (Woman on stairs) (uncredited)
  • Mimmo WÃ¥hlander (Nurse) (uncredited)
  • Carol Zavis (Stewardess) (uncredited)
Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman during production of Wild Strawberries (1957)
Birth name Ernst Ingmar Bergman
Born July 14 1918(1918--)
Uppsala, Sweden
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Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman during production of Wild Strawberries (1957)
Birth name Ernst Ingmar Bergman
Born July 14 1918(1918--)
Uppsala, Sweden
Died
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Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman during production of Wild Strawberries (1957)
Birth name Ernst Ingmar Bergman
Born July 14 1918(1918--)
Uppsala, Sweden
Died
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Elliott Gould

Elliott Gould and Eddie Izzard.
Birth name Elliott Goldstein
Born July 29 1938 (1938--) (age 69)
Brooklyn, New York, United States


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Bibi Andersson

Birth name Berit Elisabeth Andersson
Born November 11 1935 (1935--) (age 72)
Stockholm, Sweden

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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow at the 2006 San Sebastian International Film Festival
Birth name Max Carl Adolf von Sydow
Born March 10 1929 (1929--) (age 78)
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Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman during production of Wild Strawberries (1957)
Birth name Ernst Ingmar Bergman
Born July 14 1918(1918--)
Uppsala, Sweden
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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow at the 2006 San Sebastian International Film Festival
Birth name Max Carl Adolf von Sydow
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Bibi Andersson

Birth name Berit Elisabeth Andersson
Born November 11 1935 (1935--) (age 72)
Stockholm, Sweden

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Elliott Gould

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Born July 29 1938 (1938--) (age 69)
Brooklyn, New York, United States


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Elliott Gould and Eddie Izzard.
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Elliott Gould

Elliott Gould and Eddie Izzard.
Birth name Elliott Goldstein
Born July 29 1938 (1938--) (age 69)
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Bibi Andersson

Birth name Berit Elisabeth Andersson
Born November 11 1935 (1935--) (age 72)
Stockholm, Sweden

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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow at the 2006 San Sebastian International Film Festival
Birth name Max Carl Adolf von Sydow
Born March 10 1929 (1929--) (age 78)
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Barbro Hiort af Ornäs

Born 28 July 1921 (1921--) (age 86)
Gothenburg  Sweden
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The following are the films and plays of Ingmar Bergman.

Filmography



  • Crisis (1946) (Kris)
  • It Rains on Our Love (1946) (Det regnar pÃ¥ vÃ¥r kärlek)
  • A Ship to India (1947) (Skepp till Indialand)

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Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman during production of Wild Strawberries (1957)
Birth name Ernst Ingmar Bergman
Born July 14 1918(1918--)
Uppsala, Sweden
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Crisis (original title Kris) is a 1946 film directed by Ingmar Bergman. It is a black and white film made in Sweden and with dialogue in Swedish and originally titled Kris.
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It Rains on Our Love (original title Det regnar på vår kärlek, and also known as Man with an Umbrella) is a 1946 Swedish film by Ingmar Bergman.
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