MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 19,242 this week

I Am Curious (Blue) (1968)
"Jag är nyfiken - en film i blått" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  11 March 1968 (Sweden)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 919 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 19 critic

The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 18 Jul 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 75 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 50 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I Am Curious (Blue) (1968)

I Am Curious (Blue) (1968) on IMDb 6.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I Am Curious (Blue).
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt
The Bed (1968)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: James Broughton
Stars: Florence Allen, Gavin Arthur, Imogen Cunningham
Sweet Movie (1974)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness, and another who captains a ship laden with candy and sugar, luring men and boys aboard ... See full summary »

Director: Dusan Makavejev
Stars: Carole Laure, Pierre Clémenti, Anna Prucnal
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Anita Ekström, Gösta Bredefeldt, Ingrid Thulin
Taboo (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Kjell Bergqvist, Lickå Sjöman, Halvar Björk
Troll (1971)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

This Swedish sex-comedy/drama explores the complications in the relationship of a couple who believe that if they make love to each other, they will die. They neck and are physically ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Börje Ahlstedt, Margaretha Bergström, Rolf Björling
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Bernt Lundquist, Solveig Ternström, Tomas Bolme
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Vilgot Sjöman (I Am Curious -- Yellow 1967) and a crew from Swedish Television followed Ingmar Bergman during the filming of Winter Light and came away with a five-part documentary, ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Ingmar Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand, Sven Nykvist
Fallgropen (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Börje Ahlstedt, Halvar Björk, Ewa Fröling
The Dress (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Gunn Wållgren, Gunnar Björnstrand, Tina Hedström
The Ceremony (1979)
Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Director: Omiros Efstratiadis
Stars: Hristos Nomikos, Maria Konsta, Yiorgos Gintis
Alfred (1995)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The life of the Swedish engineer Alfred Nobel. How he invented dynamite and later in his life founded the Nobel-Prize.

Director: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Sven Wollter, Rita Russek, Judit Danyi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maj Hultén ...
Doctor
Vilgot Sjöman ...
Vilgot Sjöman
Lena Nyman ...
Börje Ahlstedt ...
Börje
Sonja Lindgren ...
Sonja Lindgren
Bertil Wikström ...
Bertil Wikström
Gunnel Broström
Hans Hellberg ...
Hasse
Bim Warne ...
Hasse's Girlfriend
Peter Lindgren ...
Lena's Father
Gudrun Östbye ...
Lena's Mother
Ulla Lyttkens ...
Lena's friend
Gun Jönsson ...
Woman
Pierre Fränckel ...
Man
Edit

Storyline

The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal relationships, religion, prisons and sex. Blue omits much of the class consciousness and non-violence interviews of the first version. Yellow and Blue are the colors of the Swedish flag. Written by Maple-2

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You'll wonder where the (yellow) went? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 March 1968 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

I Am Curious (Blue)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"blått" ("blue" in English) in the film's title is in reference to one of the two colors in the Swedish flag. See more »

Quotes

Vilgot Sjöman: You get a love scene with Lena. A love scene with consequences.
Börje: What kind of consequences?
Vilgot Sjöman: I don't know. I'll think of something.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Deux femmes en or (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Streets of Laredo
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung as a love song with Swedish lyrics by Sonja Lindgren
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Blue - a look at Swedish values and norms
2 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Jag är nyfiken – Blue" is a more contemplative and somewhat less vibrant film than "Jag är nyfiken – Yellow." Much of Blue takes place outside of Stockholm, along rural byways in the north of Sweden - the land of the midnight sun - as Lena undertakes a journey to find her mother. The frenetic exuberance of Yellow is replaced by a sense of foreboding and gloom. The themes of religion, violence, lesbianism, marriage, impotency, and scabies all intertwine to create Blue's dour fabric. Also less evident in Blue is the "documentary-ing" of Vilgot Sjöman and his crew - although they do make several stunning appearances, for example, just before and after Lena and Börje's reunion, and again, very poignantly, near the end of the film. Overall, Blue strikes me as an interesting but less unconventional film than its sunny other-half.

Having watched both Yellow and Blue now, I have an urge to sum up what I found and did not find in Sjöman's brilliant twins. In both films, Sjöman and Lena are unafraid to ask real people real questions. Their responses are presented to us without editorial remark or ridicule. This kind of authenticity never grows old. Sjöman and Lena, through hard work and improvisation, create scenes that are touching, funny, and dorky. Their work left me with feelings similar to those I had after watching Cassavetes' Shadows and Faces. At their best, Sjöman and Lena expose the contradictions that exist between people, between systems, between nations. However, although Sjöman has cast a wide net, there are many issues, read *contradictions*, that are noticeably missing from both Yellow and Blue. While lesbianism and female bisexuality is explored, male homosexuality is not. Neither alcohol, a substance that causes perennial anxiety among Swedes, nor drugs, another taboo, has a place in either film. Criticism of Franco and the US is prominent, while the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, and the ongoing oppression in both the Soviet Union and China and their satellites go unanalyzed. I mention this not as a rebuke of the films, but rather as a way of putting them in some kind of perspective.


15 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss I Am Curious (Blue) (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?