Up 1,105 this week

Eric Soya's '17' (1965)
"Sytten" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 32 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 3 critic

Add a Plot



0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 titles
created 01 Oct 2011

Related Items

Search for "Eric Soya's '17'" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Eric Soya's '17' (1965)

Eric Soya's '17' (1965) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Eric Soya's '17'.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Harper (1966)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris
Adult | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A handsome young sunlamp salesman's amorous endeavors with his wife become too inventive for her, and she leaves him to return to her mother's house. He takes up bachelor life with gusto, ... See full summary »

Director: John Hilbard
Stars: Søren Strømberg, Vivi Rau, Annie Birgit Garde
Oskar (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Gabriel Axel
Stars: Dirch Passer, Ove Sprogøe, Birgitte Reimer
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Erik Balling
Stars: Dirch Passer, Susse Wold, Lone Hertz
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Finn Henriksen
Stars: Morten Grunwald, Ghita Nørby, Marguerite Viby


Cast overview, first billed only:
Ole Søltoft ...
Jacob Petersen
Ghita Nørby ...
Emil Hass Christensen ...
Prof. Latour Petersen
Ole Monty ...
Jacob's Uncle
Bodil Steen ...
Jacob's Aunt
Lily Broberg ...
Frk. Rosegod
Arthur Jensen ...
Henry Nielsen ...
Annie Birgit Garde ...
Girl on Train
Susanne Heinrich ...
Ingolf David ...
Jørgen Kiil ...
Dr. Irving Mogensen
Hugo Herrestrup ...
Lise Rosendahl ...
Jytte Abildstrøm ...
Frk. Steinkop


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


As time is is manhood! See more »




See all certifications »




Release Date:

6 September 1965 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Eric Soya's '17'  »

Box Office


SEK 2,833,000 (Sweden)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

saw it as a teen
15 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw Sytten in Denmark when I was about 19. Being the right age and in the right place, I LOVED it. It captured the Denmark I had come to love better than any other Danish film. Back in the States at age 23, the film turned up in my college-town theater, so I took my fiancé in order to "share some of my Danish experience." What I thought was a fun, boyish romp, was for her, the dirtiest thing she had ever seen. Now that my own sons are past that age, I'd love to see it again to see how it plays in my memory. I particularly remember the funniest scene with the lad struggling with masturbation and the local priest trying to, literally, help him out with it, "So we can repent together later." Then, after his own awkward experience with one of the farm girls, entering the farm house and seeing the maid on her knees scrubbing the floor. She had been coming on to him even though she was old enough to be his mother, but now with some experience under his belt, he quietly sneaked up behind her and gave her the thrill of her life. The older woman/young boy is a recurring theme in the Danish coming of age novels I've read, and this supposed autobiographical portrait of the writer fit right in.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Eric Soya's '17' (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: