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I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)
"Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  10 March 1969 (USA)
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Lena Nyman ...
Lena
Vilgot Sjöman ...
Vilgot Sjöman
Börje Ahlstedt ...
Börje, Lena's boyfriend
Peter Lindgren ...
Lena's Father
Chris Wahlström ...
Rune's Woman
Marie Göranzon ...
Marie, Börje's mistress
...
Magnus, Lena's school friend
Ulla Lyttkens ...
Ulla, Lena's friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anders Ek ...
Exercise leader
Evgeniy Evtushenko ...
Himself
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Himself
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with relationships, political activism, and meditation. Meanwhile, the actors, director and crew are shown in a humorous parallel plot about the making of the film and their reactions to the story and each other. Nudity, explicit sex, and controversial politics kept this film from being shown in the US while its seizure by Customs was appealed. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@ansel.intersource.com>

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Olof Palme, who is interviewed in the film as a young cabinet minister, later became Prime Minister and was a major figure in Swedish and international politics in the 1970s and 1980s. He was often associated with left-wing causes including opposition to U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Palme was shot to death on a Stockholm street in 1986, in a crime that has never been fully solved. See more »

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Vilgot Sjöman: Do you have to have a religious belief to take part in a non-violent movement?
Martin Luther King: No, not necessarily.
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Politics, more than sex, kept this film censored in the US
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This is truly an excellent film with a revolutionary message (both in form and content) that should not be missed by any fan of French New Wave or Underground film. There are barely opening or closing credits--we are just dropped into the world of consumerist art, revolution, and youth. This film has little to do with documentary and is more interesting in playing with our ideas of advertising and its relationship to reality. Lines of real and not real are crossed in ways familiar with films discussing documentary, but this time we do it for the sake of consuming and marketing, not for describing the real.


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