Torment

SF Film

A cruel teacher, nicknamed Caligula, rules his classroom like a kingdom. He is exceptionally hard on Jan-Erik, one of his students. One night Jan-Erik returns home to find a girl crying on the street. He recognizes her as a clerk in a tobacco shop near the school and walks her home.The girl, Bertha, is of easy virtue, and he spends most of the night with her. He becomes very involved with her and his work suffers. Bertha also has an older man whom she fears, although she will not reveal his name. He is Caligula, and he learns of his student’s involvement. He makes life harder yet for Jan-Erik, and he forces Bertha to do his will by the threat of flunking Jan-Erik.But he is too violent with the girl. Jan-Erik arrives to find her dead. In a corner, he finds Caligula hiding and calls the police. Caligula is released. He arranges for the expulsion of Jan-Erik, who strikes him before the principal of the school. Jan-Erik then goes to live in Bertha’s apartment. Caligula comes to the apartment seeking some strange sort of forgiveness, but Jan-Erik spurns him and instead walks out into the day to a view that overlooks Stockholm.

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Torment

Title Torment

Original title Hets

Director Alf Sjöberg

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Alf Kjellin, Stig Järrel, Mai Setterling, Olof Winnerstrand, Gösta Cederlund, Stig Ohlin, Jan Molander

Script Ingmar Bergman

Production company SF

Release 1944 Oct, 02

Format HD

Duration 101 min

A cruel teacher, nicknamed Caligula, rules his classroom like a kingdom. He is exceptionally hard on Jan-Erik, one of his students. One night Jan-Erik returns home to find a girl crying on the street. He recognizes her as a clerk in a tobacco shop near the school and walks her home.The girl, Bertha, is of easy virtue, and he spends most of the night with her. He becomes very involved with her and his work suffers. Bertha also has an older man whom she fears, although she will not reveal his name. He is Caligula, and he learns of his student’s involvement. He makes life harder yet for Jan-Erik, and he forces Bertha to do his will by the threat of flunking Jan-Erik.But he is too violent with the girl. Jan-Erik arrives to find her dead. In a corner, he finds Caligula hiding and calls the police. Caligula is released. He arranges for the expulsion of Jan-Erik, who strikes him before the principal of the school. Jan-Erik then goes to live in Bertha’s apartment. Caligula comes to the apartment seeking some strange sort of forgiveness, but Jan-Erik spurns him and instead walks out into the day to a view that overlooks Stockholm. A cruel teacher, nicknamed Caligula, rules his classroom like a kingdom. He is exceptionally hard on Jan-Erik, one of his students. One night Jan-Erik returns home to find a girl crying on the street. He recognizes her as a clerk in a tobacco shop near the school and walks her home.The girl, Bertha, is of easy virtue, and he spends most of the night with her. He becomes very involved with her and his work suffers. Bertha also has an older man whom she fears, although she will not reveal his name. He is Caligula, and he learns of his student’s involvement. He makes life harder yet for Jan-Erik, and he forces Bertha to do his will by the threat of flunking Jan-Erik.But he is too violent with the girl. Jan-Erik arrives to find her dead. In a corner, he finds Caligula hiding and calls the police. Caligula is released. He arranges for the expulsion of Jan-Erik, who strikes him before the principal of the school. Jan-Erik then goes to live in Bertha’s apartment. Caligula comes to the apartment seeking some strange sort of forgiveness, but Jan-Erik spurns him and instead walks out into the day to a view that overlooks Stockholm.

Title Torment

Original title Hets

Director Alf Sjöberg

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Alf Kjellin, Stig Järrel, Mai Setterling, Olof Winnerstrand, Gösta Cederlund, Stig Ohlin, Jan Molander

Script Ingmar Bergman

Production company SF

Release 1944 Oct, 02

Format HD

Duration 101 min

Genre: Drama






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