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14 July 1971 (USA) See more »
The Touch is the total expression of love. See more »
A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elliott Gould ... David Kovac

Bibi Andersson ... Karin Vergerus

Max von Sydow ... Andreas Vergerus
Sheila Reid ... Sara Kovac
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaretha Byström ... Secretary to Andreas Vergerus (uncredited)
Elsa Ebbesen ... Hospital Matron (uncredited)
Dennis Gotobed ... English Civil Servant (uncredited)
Karin Gry ... Neighbour (uncredited)
Staffan Hallerstam ... Anders Vergerus (uncredited)

Barbro Hiort af Ornäs ... Karin's Mother (uncredited)
Åke Lindström ... Dr. Holm (uncredited)
Ann-Christin Lobråten ... Museum Employee (uncredited)
Maria Nolgård ... Agnes Vergerus (uncredited)
Erik Nyhlén ... The Archeologist (uncredited)
Bengt Ottekil ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Alan Simon ... Therapist at Museum (uncredited)
Per Sjöstrand ... Therapist (uncredited)

Aino Taube ... Woman on Stairs (uncredited)
Mimmo Wåhlander ... Nurse (uncredited)
Carol Zavis ... Stewardess (uncredited)

Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ingmar Bergman  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Ingmar Bergman .... producer (uncredited)
Lars-Owe Carlberg .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Carl Michael Bellman 
Peter Covent 
Jan Johansson 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
Film Editing by
Siv Lundgren 
Production Design by
Ann-Christin Lobråten 
P.A. Lundgren 
Costume Design by
Ethel Sjöholm 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Drott .... makeup artist
Bengt Ottekil .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lars-Owe Carlberg .... production manager
Lotti Ekberg .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arne Carlsson .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Stefan Bäckström .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Harry Engholm .... sound
Lennart Engholm .... sound
Berndt Frithiof .... sound mixer (as Bernth Frithiof)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerhard Carlsson .... electrician
Bo-Erik Gyberg .... still photographer
Stig Limér .... electrician
Jan Nilsson .... electrician
Hans Rehnberg .... electrician
Jan-Eric Söderman .... assistant camera
Other crew
Stefan Bäckström .... crew
Arne Carlsson .... crew
Gerhard Carlsson .... crew
Katinka Faragó .... continuity
Gunnar Fischer .... title designer
Hans Fredriksson .... crew
Stig Limér .... crew
Jan Nilsson .... crew
Kurt Olgar .... crew
Hans Rehnberg .... crew
Ernest Anderson .... publicist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Touch" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA
"El toque" - Argentina, Uruguay (original subtitled version)
"Érintés" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"A Hora do Amor" - Brazil
"Ai no sasurai" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Berøringen" - Denmark
"Berøringen" - Norway (imdb display title)
"Berührungen" - West Germany
"De band" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Die Berührung" - East Germany
"Dotyk" - Poland
"Ha-Maga" - Israel (Hebrew title)
"I epafi" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Kosketus" - Finland
"L'adultera" - Italy
"La carcoma" - Spain
"Le lien" - France
"O Amante" - Portugal
"Temas" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"The Touch" - Belgium (English title) (imdb display title)
"The Touch" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
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115 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1996) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman's first English language film. Promotional tag-lines emphasized this by stating "Ingmar Bergman's first English language motion picture". Bergman's second film in English would be The Serpent's Egg (1977), a movie that is sometimes erroneously referred to being Bergman's first film in English.See more »
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Referenced in Rip Van Marlowe (2002) (V)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Lesser Bergman but far from bad, 30 March 2014
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Not one of Ingmar Bergman's- Sweden's greatest director and one of the greats in film history- masterpieces like The Seventh Seal, Fanny and Alexander, Wild Strawberries, Cries and Whispers and Persona. But it was better than I'd heard it was and it beats All These Women and The Serpent's Egg any day. The Touch is wonderfully shot by Sven Nykvist, no surprise as Nykvist's cinematography was always striking, complimenting the gritty yet beautiful locations just as well. There are moments where Bergman's inexperience in bilingual shows but he still directs capably and most thoughtfully with not many signs of heavy-handedness or pretensions if any at all. The music is appropriately atmospheric and takes care not to be intrusive. The story for the first two thirds is touching and mostly compelling, with themes and plot strands that are relatable to anybody going through the same thing, it didn't come across as heavy-handed to me, and have a sense of Bergman's style. Bibbi Anderssen is superb in a very nuanced portrayal, if there was a pick for the best thing about The Touch it would definitely by Anderssen's performance. Max Von Sydow is as enigmatic and stoic as ever, with facial expressions and eye contact that speaks volumes, a very sympathetic performance. The Touch is sadly hurt by mainly Elliot Gould as a rather stiff lead, and the awkward dialogue written for him(Anderssen and Von Sydow are not as badly affected though, though they have had much better material) and padding in the final third particularly that leads to literally nowhere are just as problematic. That is personal opinion though. Overall, not a bad film at all, in fact it is an interesting one especially for Anderssen and the cinematography but Bergman has done much better than this. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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