The Ox

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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...

  1. Sven Nykvist

    Director, Writer

  2. Lasse Summanen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Stellan Skarsgård

    Stellan Skarsgård

    Helge Roos

  2. Ewa Fröling

    Ewa Fröling

    Elfrida Roos

  3. Max von Sydow

    Max von Sydow


  4. Liv Ullmann

    Liv Ullmann

    Maria Gustavsson

  5. Erland Josephson

    Erland Josephson

    Sigvard Silver

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The Ox


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Original Title Oxen

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 22, 1991


Original Language Swedish

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget -

Revenue -



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