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I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (original title)
X | | Drama | 10 March 1969 (USA)
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 Nyman
Vilgot Sjöman ...
Vilgot Sjöman
Börje Ahlstedt ...
Peter Lindgren ...
Rune Nyman
Chris Wahlström ...
Rune's Woman
Ulla Lyttkens ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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 <mailcall@ansel.intersource.com>

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10 March 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Am Curious (Yellow)  »

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$20,238,100 (USA)

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1.37 : 1
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The interview with Martin Luther King was filmed in March 1966 when Dr. King was in Stockholm with Harry Belafonte to garner Swedish support for the American Civil Rights Movement. See more »


Anna Lena Lisabet Nyman: What would the rest of you do if we were invaded?
Boy in Uniform: Not give up. Sweden doesn't give up. And ignore all radio messages saying Sweden's been defeated.
Anna Lena Lisabet Nyman: Is that what you learn?
Boy in Uniform: It's in the book In Case of War. It was sent to everybody.
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Crazy Credits

Crew credits occur about an hour into the movie, as they demonstrate yoga poses to Lena. See more »


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Music by Pierre Degeyter
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An important film because of the precedent it established
24 August 2003 | by (Bronx, NY, United States) – See all my reviews

This movie caused a great sensation in 1969 because it was considered pornographic. The movie was not allowed to be shown in America. Finally, after a highly publicized court battle, the courts allowed the movie to appear and everybody went to see the movie. The movie was banned in many countries, not only in America, because is showed a man and a woman having sexual intercourse, the first time ever in a movie. However, in the actual scene, they climb a tree in a public park and have intercourse fully clothed in the branches of the tree. It takes the reader's imagination to understand what they are really doing. The content is so mild by today's standards that the movie is largely forgotten. However, it was because of the court precedent set by "I Am Curious (Yellow)" that we are allowed to see almost everything today. Sam Sloan

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