Hets (Frenzy) (Torment)
Hets (Frenzy) (Torment) (1944)

The Swedish-language picture Torment (AKA Hets, 1944) marked one of the first credited screenwriting efforts of the then 26-year-old scenarist Ingmar Bergman, and one of the broadest international successes of the gifted Swedish director… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Part an antifascist allegory, in part a study in sexual hysteria.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A dark coming-of-age melodrama.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Its harsh pessimism anticipates the spiritually tormented universe of Bergman's own work.

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Jon Fortgang
Film4

This is tense, dense and highly stylised psychological drama. Visuals, dialogue, characters and tone are all expertly judged, and the critical reception launched Bergman's career.

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Caryn James
New York Times

Emotionally haunting.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

The film successfully avoids the trap of creating stereotypical caricatures of its obviously good and evil main characters by fleshing them out sufficiently...

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
my score might even go up. the film is emotional, with excellent explorations into powerful themes of sex, dominance, terror, and the loss of innocence.… More