Devil's Eye, The

SF Film

"A woman’s chastity is a sty in the Devil’s eye” is the Irish proverb on which this Ingmar Bergman film hinges. Accordingly, the film starts in Hell with the Devil suffering from a sore eye. And the trouble is a woman’s chastity.The woman in question is a pastor’s daughter. Britt-Marie is 20 years old, lovely and engaged to be married. The Devil tells his chief advisors that his weapon against the girl’s virginity will be none other than the legendary lover Don Juan. So Don Juan returns to Earth accompanied by his bawdy servant Pablo. They manage to wangle an invite for the night out of the absentminded clergyman. Don Juan attacks, alterna¬ting subtlety with boldness.Ultimately he fails. Although temp¬ted, the pastor’s daughter will only give herself to him because she pities his suffe¬ring. Pablo, on the other hand, has better luck with the pastor’s wife.A guardian demon is sent to tell the pastor that his wife is in bed with Pablo. The pastor locks the demon in a cupboard but discovers his wife’s infidelity. It opens his eyes to life, however, and brings the pastor and his wife together.Don Juan, repelled, falls in love with the pastor’s daughter. Plucked back to Hell by a bestyed and stymied Devil he is made to listen to Britt-Marie on her wedding night. It is only when she tells a white lie to her husband that the Devil’s eye heals.

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Devil's Eye, The

Title Devil's Eye, The

Original title Djävulens Öga

Director Ingmar Bergman

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Jarl Kulle, Bibi Andersson, Axel Duberg, Nils Poppe, Gertrud Fridh, Sture Lagerwall, Stig Järrel

Production company SF

Release 1960 Oct, 17

Format HD

Duration 87 min

"A woman’s chastity is a sty in the Devil’s eye” is the Irish proverb on which this Ingmar Bergman film hinges. Accordingly, the film starts in Hell with the Devil suffering from a sore eye. And the trouble is a woman’s chastity.The woman in question is a pastor’s daughter. Britt-Marie is 20 years old, lovely and engaged to be married. The Devil tells his chief advisors that his weapon against the girl’s virginity will be none other than the legendary lover Don Juan. So Don Juan returns to Earth accompanied by his bawdy servant Pablo. They manage to wangle an invite for the night out of the absentminded clergyman. Don Juan attacks, alterna¬ting subtlety with boldness.Ultimately he fails. Although temp¬ted, the pastor’s daughter will only give herself to him because she pities his suffe¬ring. Pablo, on the other hand, has better luck with the pastor’s wife.A guardian demon is sent to tell the pastor that his wife is in bed with Pablo. The pastor locks the demon in a cupboard but discovers his wife’s infidelity. It opens his eyes to life, however, and brings the pastor and his wife together.Don Juan, repelled, falls in love with the pastor’s daughter. Plucked back to Hell by a bestyed and stymied Devil he is made to listen to Britt-Marie on her wedding night. It is only when she tells a white lie to her husband that the Devil’s eye heals. "A woman’s chastity is a sty in the Devil’s eye” is the Irish proverb on which this Ingmar Bergman film hinges. Accordingly, the film starts in Hell with the Devil suffering from a sore eye. And the trouble is a woman’s chastity.The woman in question is a pastor’s daughter. Britt-Marie is 20 years old, lovely and engaged to be married. The Devil tells his chief advisors that his weapon against the girl’s virginity will be none other than the legendary lover Don Juan. So Don Juan returns to Earth accompanied by his bawdy servant Pablo. They manage to wangle an invite for the night out of the absentminded clergyman. Don Juan attacks, alterna¬ting subtlety with boldness.Ultimately he fails. Although temp¬ted, the pastor’s daughter will only give herself to him because she pities his suffe¬ring. Pablo, on the other hand, has better luck with the pastor’s wife.A guardian demon is sent to tell the pastor that his wife is in bed with Pablo. The pastor locks the demon in a cupboard but discovers his wife’s infidelity. It opens his eyes to life, however, and brings the pastor and his wife together.Don Juan, repelled, falls in love with the pastor’s daughter. Plucked back to Hell by a bestyed and stymied Devil he is made to listen to Britt-Marie on her wedding night. It is only when she tells a white lie to her husband that the Devil’s eye heals.

Title Devil's Eye, The

Original title Djävulens Öga

Director Ingmar Bergman

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Jarl Kulle, Bibi Andersson, Axel Duberg, Nils Poppe, Gertrud Fridh, Sture Lagerwall, Stig Järrel

Production company SF

Release 1960 Oct, 17

Format HD

Duration 87 min

Genre: Comedy






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