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Year: 1971

Original Title: Beröringen

Length: 110 minutes

Genre: Drama


Release Dates

United Kingdom: February 23 2018

United States:


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Karin Vergerus (Bibi Andersson) is a young Swedish woman, seemingly happy housewife and mother married to Andreas (Max von Sydow), a very reserved surgeon. They live in a small town, and their marriage is peaceful but unexciting. When she meets David Kovac (Elliott Gould) a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home she starts to feel an inexplicable attraction for him. He is a Jewish survivor from a concentration camp who found refuge in the U.S and their relationship will be very difficult. Karin still loves her husband and her family, and she ends up feeling torn between conflicting desires. 'The Touch' was Swedish director Ingmar Bergman's first English language film and is considerred , compared to earlier Bergman's first movies, a very straightforward and uncomplicated story.


Cast The Touch

Bibi Andersson

Bibi Andersson

Karin Vergerus

Elliott Gould

Elliott Gould

David Kovac

Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow

Andreas Vergerus