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The Devil's Eye (1960)

Djävulens öga (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 17 October 1960 (Sweden)
Don Juan is sent from Hell to Earth with a highly important mission - to seduce a 20-years virgin for spoiling her pure wedding. The mission becomes crazy when Don Juan falls in love for the first time in his centuries-old lover's career.

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Writer:

Ingmar Bergman (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jarl Kulle ... Don Juan
Bibi Andersson ... Britt-Marie
Stig Järrel ... Satan
Nils Poppe ... The Vicar
Gertrud Fridh ... Renata
Sture Lagerwall ... Pablo
Georg Funkquist ... Count Armand de Rochefoucauld
Gunnar Sjöberg ... Marquis Giuseppe Maria de Macopanza
Torsten Winge ... The Old Man
Axel Düberg ... Jonas
Kristina Adolphson ... Woman in veil
Allan Edwall ... The ear demon
Ragnar Arvedson ... The guardian demon
Gunnar Björnstrand ... The Actor
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Storyline

The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends Don Juan up from hell to seduce the 20 year old Britt-Marie and to rob her of her virginity and her belief in love. She however can resist him and things get even turned around when Don Juan falls in love with her. The fact that he feels love for the first time now, makes him even less attractive to her and Don Juan returns to hell. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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don juan | love | hell | vicar | seduction | See All (13) »

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

17 October 1960 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil's Eye See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Pablo: The day's first torment is here.
Don Juan: Did you recognize her?
Pablo: No, but you will if you loosen her skirts.
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A Finnish youngster's look at the Devil's eye
30 June 2004 | by Patrik_LembergSee all my reviews

A clever comedy; Satan permits Don Juan a leave of absence from hell to cure a sty in the Devil's eye which is caused by the virginity of a young earthly woman. It's a very funny movie - without being intentionally "stupid." It has a very theatrical feel, but tastefully so, and brings everything needed from Jarl Kulle as Don Juan. Nils Poppe (known best as "Jof" from "The Seventh Seal") and Bibi Andersson also contribute with an additional display of their usually skillful performances. The plot is light, but brilliant, and will probably shock regular Bergman fans. For some reason "Smiles of a Summer Night" is talked about as Bergman's "best" or even "only" comedy, but although I really like that film too, and have watched over forty of his movies, and must say that this is the funniest by a long shot. A highly enjoyable, but sadly underrated (possibly misunderstood) movie. At the time of my writing this, Djävulens Öga is not yet a DVD item in the US or the UK.


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