The Serpent's Egg

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Released 1978

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The Serpent's Egg

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Director:
Ingmar Bergman
Released:
1978
Rating:
R

The Serpent's Egg is a 1977 dramatic mystery thriller, set in Germany after World War I, directed and written by Ingmar Bergman. Abel Rosenberg (David Carradine) is an unemployed American living in Berlin. When a personal tragedy leaves him distraught he reaches out to his family including his sister Manuela (Liv Ullman) for shelter and necessities. Through his family and friend connections, Abel becomes acquainted with Professor Hans Veregus (Heinz Bennett). Professor Veregus was also an acquaintance to Abel's brother, whom his brother trusted, so he immediately feels comfortable being around the Professor. Eventually, Abel accepts a job working for Veregus. Grateful for a job, Abel initially ignores the strange events that seem to be taking place at his new job, but soon the oddities become too much to ignore. Is Professor Veregus the generous friend that Abel thinks he is, or is there more to the kind man than Abel knows?

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