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Oxen: In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by the local vicar and, wracked with guilt, confesses. The vicar assures him that if he gives himself up, he'll be treated leniently, but Helge's sentence is far harsher than anyone predicted...

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Ratings: IMDB: 7.2/10 Metascore: N/A RT: N/A
Released: November 22, 1991
Runtime: 92 mins
Genres: Drama
Countries: Denmark Norway Sweden
Director: Sven Nykvist
Actors: Agneta Prytz Björn Granath Björn Gustafson Erland Josephson Ewa Fröling Helge Jordal Henrik Schildt Lennart Hjulström Liv Ullmann Max von Sydow Rikard Wolff Stellan Skarsgård Sven Nykvist

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Posted by SuKi78 6 months ago
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What to say about Sven Nykvist...the right hand of Bergman, nothing would be the same without his magical cinematography and amazing shadowplay...so so glad i found this amazing Scandinavian masterpiece here...bless you guys...a must watch...

Posted by proana 3 years, 8 months ago
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Masterfully acted, and directed "Oxen" is a superb story of desperation, love, and the human will to survive. With an engrossing plot, and brilliant performances this is a definite must see foreign language masterpiece. I thoroughly enjoyed this picture. It had a nice look and an excellent message. I give it 5/5.

Posted by MrUnderdog1970 3 years, 8 months ago
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This is an excellent, thought provoking film about desperate acts in desperate times and the ramifications of those actions and the guilt and shame they bring. Stellan Skarsgard is excellent as usual. If you don't like subtitles, then you might have to bite the bullet and brave through this one, It's well worth it. I have to add that some of the best films I've ever seen were foreign & subtitled! 4.5/5

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