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The Touch

The Touch(1971)

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Cast & Crew

Ingmar Bergman Director
Elliott Gould David Kovac
Bibi Andersson Karin Vergerus
Max von Sydow Dr. Andreas Vergerus
Sheila Reid Sara Kovac
Barbro Hiort af Ornas Karin's mother
Ake Lindstrom A doctor
Elsa Ebbesen The matron of the hospital
Staffan Hallerstam Anders Vergerus
Maria Nolgard Maria Vergerus
Anna von Rosen Vergerus family neighbor
Karin Nilsson Vergerus family neighbor
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info:  Berlin Film Festival screening: 26 Jun 1971; New York opening: 14 Jul 1971
Release Date:  1971 Production Date:  An Ingmar Bergman Film
AFI-DVD
FGD 4232-4237
Color/B&W:  Color (Eastmancolor) Distributions Co:  Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  ABC Pictures Corp., Cinematograph A.B.
Duration(mins):  112-113 Country:  Sweden and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Interesting portrait of a trysting woman

    bergman contrarian 2017-08-08

    The Touch is a film about a marriage, an affair, and a woman's agonizing decisions. Central to whatever interest Bergman's disavowed project... MORE>

  • variations on a familiar theme

    cinephile 2016-08-29

    The Touch is yet another variation on a tried-and-true storytelling convention, the "love triangle" tale which can be bawdy or tragicomic or... MORE>

  • variation on a familiar theme

    cinephile 2016-08-29

    The Touch is yet another variation on the tried-and-true "love triangle" story whose plot devices can be bawdy or tragicomic or moralistic. The... MORE>