Beröringen (The Touch)
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This was famed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman's first English-language film, the story of a contented young wife and mother whose marriage is disrupted by an inexplicable attraction. Bergman regular Bibi Andersson plays Karin Vergerus, who is married to a prominent but stodgy surgeon, Andreas (Max Von Sydow, another of Bergman's regular troupe). They live in a small town, and their marriage is peaceful but unexciting. Enter an itinerant American Jewish archaeologist, David Kovac (Elliott Gould, in his first and last Bergman film). David's freedom to travel and live life fully is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"When a film of Bergman's does not measure up to the exacting standards he has set for himself, the disappointment may be slightly disproportionate. It is not any the less acute."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Not only a disappointment but an unexpected failure of tone from a director to whom tone has usually been second nature."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Not exactly Bergman at his best, but still well worth a look."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"If you see only one Bergman movie in your life, don't let this be it."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Although it is often oblique, the drama is without mystery, and sometimes ridiculously blunt."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Underrated."
‑ , Film4
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