Oxen (The Ox)
Oxen (The Ox) (1991)

Based on a true story, the bleak period piece Oxen was co-written and directed by Ingmar Bergman's longtime cinematographer Sven Nykvist. In the small village of Småland in the late 1860s, Helge Roos (Stellan Skarsgård) works as a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 22, 1991
DVD Release Date: February 25, 1997
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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

Comparisons with Bergman are inevitable, but the guilt and religious intolerance have more in common with the soulful austerity of Carl Dreyer. It's an original, and ought to be seen.

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