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

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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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Lena Nyman ...
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Vilgot Sjöman
Börje Ahlstedt ...
Peter Lindgren ...
Rune Nyman
Chris Wahlström ...
Rune's Woman
Marie Göranzon ...
Ulla Lyttkens ...
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Andreas Bellis ...
Himself - Assistant Camera
Evgeniy Evtushenko ...
Himself (as Jevtusjenko)
Marianne Johnson ...
Herself - Script Girl
Himself (as Martin Luther King Jr.)
Raymond Lundberg ...
Himself - Recording Supervisor
Lena Malmsjö ...
Herself - Production Coordinator
Christer Oestberg ...
Himself - Sound Assistant (as Christer Ostberg)


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 <>

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Not a masterpiece, but not trash either
15 March 2003 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I've read one comment which labeled this film "trash" and "a waste

of time." I think this person got their political undies tugged a bit

too much.

I just rented the new Criterion DVD's of both Yellow and Blue.

These films--although hardly great--have at least become of

historical interest as to the so-called "radical student

political-social movement"of the late '60s.

I hadn't seen either picture and from their notorious reputation, I

was expecting some real porn (there isn't any.) There is frontal

nudity (including the still verboten frontal male nudity (automatic

NC-17--the Orwellian-X) in the U.S. But I wasn't expecting the films

in-your-face democratic socialist message.

Though it tends to the simplistic , I thought it occassionally made

its points well. Both films occassionally had me laughing out loud

and the director's commentary made it clear there was plenty of

parody in the film. Especially the supposedly "pornographic" sex

scenes. The first such scene is very realistic. The lead couple is

clumsy, inept, funny and endearing in their first copulation scene.

The second--which caused the most complaints--has faked

cunnilingus and fellatio. And the last is the end of an angry fight,

that is believable.

The extras include an informative introduction to the film, an

interview with the original American distributor and his attorney,

excerpts from trial testimony in the U.S. and a "diary" commentary

by the director on some scenes.

This is the film that "blue noses" wouldn't let alone and led to the

pivotal "prurient interest with no social redeeming value" standard

that, thankfully, still stands.

Those with an interest in the quirks of history will find this a must


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