JEAN DOUMANIAN COLLECTION - THE OX (OXEN)

OXEN

By Steven NYKIST

HANWAY FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 1992


    • Year of production
    • 1992
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN, NORWAY, DENMARK
    • Languages
    • SWEDISH
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Steven NYKIST
    • Writer(s)
    • Lasse SUMMANEN
    • Synopsis
    • In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos (Stellan Skarsgård) kills his master’s ox to feed to his wife and baby daughter. Although no one suspects, Helge is full of regret.
      Whilst trying to sell the hide at a local market, he is spotted by the local vicar and confesses, creating unexpected results. 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.
      NOMINEE: Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
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