The Virgin Spring

1960·Sweden·88 min.
The Virgin Spring
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Set in 14th century Sweden, it is the sombre fable of peasant parents whose daughter, a young virgin, is brutally raped and murdered by goat herders after her half sister has invoked a pagan curse. By a bizarre twist of fate, the murderers ask for food and shelter from the dead girl's parents, who, discovering the truth about their erstwhile lodgers, exact a chilling revenge.

ScreenwriterUlla Isaksson
CinematographySven Nykvist
Original titleJungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring)