The Touch (1971 film)
The Touch (originally titled Beröringen) is a 1971 film directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Elliot Gould, and Sheila Reid.Andreas and Karin Vergerus (von Sydow and Andersson) live in fine rapport, their personalities matching well. Both are quiet, contemplative, and very rational persons, not liable to act spontaneously. The intruder, "David Kovac", played by Elliott Gould, is in contrast an impetuous man, uncompromising, overbearing, and tormented by inner contradictions and compulsions. Karin and David become clandestine lovers, but aren't appropriate for each other. Before they meet David attempted suicide and Karin was unhappy to be reduced to a wife. They flower in their new love and it destroys their lives.
Year of Production: 1971
Length: 106 min
Country: United States
- Ingmar Bergman
- Lars-Owe Carlberg, Ingmar Bergman
- Elliott Gould, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Sheila Reid, Liv Ullmann