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The Touch (1971) – The Swedish Film Database

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The Touch (1971)

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Basic facts

Media (2)

Original titleBeröringen FormFeature Director Producer Screenplay Production country
  • Sweden
  • USA
Production company Awards
  • The Swedish Film Institute's Quality Grant (1972)
  • Festival Award (1971)
ClassificationAllowed from age 11 Dialogue
  • Swedish
  • English
Swedish release1971-08-30


Elliott Gould
David Kovac, arkeolog

Bibi Andersson
Karin Vergerus

Max von Sydow
Andreas Vergerus, läkare, professor

Sheila Reid
Sara, Davids syster

Barbro Hiort af Ornäs
Karins mor

Åke Lindström
Holm, läkare, docent

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Original title
  • Beröringen
Co-production title
  • The Touch (USA)
Swedish release title
  • Beröringen
International title
  • The Touch
Distribution title
  • Kosketus (Finland)
  • The Touch - Berøringen (Norge)
  • El toque (Argentina)
  • Érintés (Ungern)
  • The Touch (Storbritannien)
  • The Touch (Västtyskland)
  • Die Berührung (Östtyskland)
  • Berøringen (Danmark)
  • Le lien (Frankrike)
  • La carcoma (Spanien)
  • Dotyk (Polen)
  • Dotek (Tjeckoslovakien)


Director Screenplay Producer Production Manager Director of Photography Music Art Director Film Editor Production Mixer Assistant Director Script Supervisor Unit Manager First Assistant Cameraman Still Photographer Gaffer Key Grip Musical Arrangement Propman Costume Designer Make-up Supervisor Boom Operator Re-recording Mixer Titles Other Crew


Elliott Gould David Kovac, arkeolog Bibi Andersson Karin Vergerus Max von Sydow Andreas Vergerus, läkare, professor Sheila Reid Sara, Davids syster Barbro Hiort af Ornäs Karins mor Åke Lindström Holm, läkare, docent Mimmo Wåhlander sköterska Elsa Ebbesen-Thornblad sjukhusets husmor Staffan Hallerstam Anders Vergerus, Karins och Andreas' son Maria Nolgård Maria Vergerus, Karins och Andreas' dotter Karin Nilsson granne till Vergerus Erik Nyhlén arkeolog Margaretha Byström doktor Vergerus sekreterare Alan Simon museikurator Per Sjöstrand kurator Aino Taube kvinna i trappan Ann-Christin Lobråten museiarbetare Carol Zavis flygvärdinna Dennis Gotobed engelsk immigrationstjänsteman Bengt Ottekil piccolo i London Harry Schein middagsgäst som håller tacktal Alf Montán middagsgäst Sture Helander middagsgäst Torsten Ryde middagsgäst Lars-Owe Carlberg middagsgäst Börje Lundh middagsgäst Jan-Carl von Rosen middagsgäst Kenne Fant middagsgäst


Production CompanyCinematograph AB ABC Pictures Corporation Distributor in Sweden (35 mm)AB Svensk Filmindustri LaboratoryFilmTeknik AB

Swedish censorship

Censorship number110241 Date1971-08-18 ClassificationAllowed from age 11 NotesAktindelning: 520-535-525-500-520-560 = 3160 m.

Technical specifications

Aspect ratio1.85:1 Sound systemOptical mono Colour systemEastman Color Width35 mm Frames per second24 Length in metres3160 meter Length in minutes115 min Reels6 rullar Dialogue
  • Swedish
  • English
  • Swedish

Production location

1970-09-14 1970-11-29 Visby Sweden London United Kingdom

Release dates

Release in Sweden1971-08-30 Spegeln Stockholm Sweden 115 min TV showing1980-04-04 TV1 Sweden 1981-08-31 TV1 Sweden 1991-06-20 TV4 Sweden 1991-08-18 TV4 Sweden 2000-03-15 HTV-1 Croatia First showing1971-07-14 Baronet Theatre New York USA Festival showing2009-01-29 Capitol Göteborg Sweden 115 min

Soundtrack listing

Original titleMusik i urval


Golden MasqueBelgrad 1972 Bibi Andersson (bästa kvinnliga huvudroll) The Swedish Film Institute's Quality GrantStockholm 1972 (bidrag om 440 713,45 kr) Festival AwardVenedig 1971 Ingmar Bergman (inofficiellt hederspris för hela Ingmar Bergmans verksamhet i samband med Beröringen)

Holdings Posters

SizeMore than 850 x 1100

SizeBetween 850 x 400 and 850 x 690

SizeBetween 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100

Holdings Archive materials

TypeKostymskiss Object titleKarin Techniquegouache Size21 x 29

Holdings Scripts

Script typeSynopsis Script titleBeröringen (The Touch). En film av Ingmar Bergman. Extent86 s. + 23 s. miljölista LanguageSwedish

Script typeCutting continuity Script titleCombined continuity on The Touch. A film by Ingmar Bergman. Extent102 s. LanguageEnglish

Script typeDialoglista Script titleDotkniecie. Extent29 s. LanguagePolish

Script typeDialoglista Extent48 s. LanguageSwedish

Script typeDialoglista Extent12 s. LanguageEnglish

Script typeDialoglista Script titleBeröringen. The touch. Extent30 s. LanguageEnglish

Holdings Stills

Black and white print17 Colour prints8 Behind the scenes prints13 SlidesSET AlbumNo

Holdings Promotion materials

TypeProgram/Promotion material LanguageGerman

TypeProgram/Promotion material LanguageSwedish

TypeProgram folio LanguageDanish

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Theatrical distribution

Technical specifications

Length in minutes115 min Dialogue
  • English

Holdings Film

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