The Touch(Movie, 1971)

Original title: "Beröringen" (Swedish/SV)
1h 55min | Genre: Drama
The TouchRating: 3.4/5 (with 99 votes)
The Touch (Swedish: Beröringen) is a 1971 romantic drama film directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Elliott Gould, and Sheila Reid. The film tells the story of an affair between a married woman and an impetuous foreigner. It contains references to the Virgin Mary and the Holocaust. Produced by ABC Pictures, The Touch was Bergman's first English-language film, but shot on the island of Gotland in Sweden in 1970. Cinematographer Sven Nykvist shot it in Eastmancolor. Gould, cast over Paul Newman and Robert Redford, believed Bergman's screenplay was semi-autobiographical. The film received mixed to negative reviews and was a box office bomb. It has since had a limited rerelease by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2011 and a home media release by The Criterion Collection in 2018. ()
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About The Touch

A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.

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Trailer for The Touch + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Ingmar Bergman's The Touch - in cinemas 23 February I BFI(Trailer, 1:26)

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Additional Information

Production countries: Sweden, United States of America (USA)
Plays in: London
Original language: Swedish (SV)
Spoken languages: English (EN), Swedish (SV)
Translated into 13 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/14/1971
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Die Berührung"
"La carcoma"
"Le lien"
Keywords: love affair, love
Budget: 6,900,000 USD
Revenue: 6,530,000 USD (= 95%)

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