Hets (Torment)

A repudiation of Swedish neutrality, and very nearly of Sweden herself, but for the exceedingly difficult last scenes directed by Bergman (exterior day).

The metaphor is school, a tormenting Latin master, the girl who works at the tobacconist’s, a pupil who loves her.

A professor very much like Einstein assails the sadist, a benign headmaster tries to smooth things over.