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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lars Lind ...
Krister
Leif Nymark ...
Nisse
Stig Törnblom ...
Egon
Lars Hansson ...
Pyret
Sven Algotsson ...
Jingis
Torleif Cederstrand ...
Butcher
Bo Andersson ...
Fisken
Lena Nyman ...
Steva
Frank Sundström ...
Inspector
Åke Grönberg ...
Reverend Mild
Mona Andersson ...
Kajsa
Jan Blomberg ...
Tester
Siegfried Wald ...
German Sailor
Willem Fricke ...
German Sailor
Erik Hell ...
Policeman
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Six youth criminals are chosen to participate in a social experiment, named "Guesthouse Objectivity" (Pensionatet Sakligheten), where they are assigned to live together in an apartment while being supervised by two forgiving social workers. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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It is written that 490 times you can sin and be forgiven. This motion picture is about the 491st.

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16 March 1964 (Sweden)  »

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On Dec 5 1963, the producer SF sent the film to the National Cinema Agency (NCA) for review. The Agency found itself apparently not able to assess the issue. Therefore the National Film Review Council was consulted. On Dec 28, NCA announced their decision; "The film's public viewing in Sweden is prohibited". See more »

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If evil were unpleasant, would it be a problem?
25 September 2002 | by (DC) – See all my reviews



Not unlike "Rainmaker" but with a more direct sexual tone, "491" is miles away from most of the R-and-X rated Swedish films that landed in the U.S. around the same time. Serious to a fault, it tells the story of a mesmerizing young man who seduces a family. Title comes from a (false) reading of the Christian text to forgive others "seventy times seven," and posits that after 490 sins, your number is up. Disturbing, memorable, with terrific acting and direction. Worth a look.


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