The Devil's Wanton

  • 1949
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This somber early Bergman film has Henrikson a former math teacher just discharged from the asylum who goes to his former student, film director Ekman, and suggests a film showing Earth as hell being run by the Devil. Ekman laughs at him but passes the idea on to writer Malmsten, who is in love with prostitute Svedlund, whose pimp murdered their child....read more

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This somber early Bergman film has Henrikson a former math teacher just discharged from the asylum who goes to his former student, film director Ekman, and suggests a film showing Earth as hell being run by the Devil. Ekman laughs at him but passes the idea on to writer Malmsten, who is in

love with prostitute Svedlund, whose pimp murdered their child. The pimp threatens to ruin Malmsten's life unless Svedlund returns to him. Instead she slashes her wrists. Unrelentingly bleak, and for fans of Viking anguish only. Bergman's sixth feature film, released in Sweden in 1949. (In

Swedish; English subtitles).

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