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25 December 1973 (Sweden) See more »
Tantalising ... Provocative ... Immoral ... See more »
Anita is a girl of only 16 years, and while she has developed early physically, to a mature woman, she is psychologically completly ruthless... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Christina Lindberg ... Anita

Stellan Skarsgård ... Erik
Danièle Vlaminck ... The Mother
Michel David ... The Father
Erika Wickman ... Erika, Anita's twin-sister
Ewert Granholm ... The Glasier (as Evert Granholm)
Arne Ragneborn ... Man at Library
Per Mattsson ... The Artist (as Per Matsson)
Jörgen Barwe ... Professor Lundbeck
Jan-Olof Rydqvist ... Schoolteacher #1
Thore Segelström ... Schoolteacher #2 (as Tore Segerström)
Berit Agedal ... Agnes - Social Worker (as Berit Agerdal)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christer Jonsson ... Assistant Glasier (uncredited)
Lasse Lundberg ... Man at Train Station (uncredited)

Directed by
Torgny Wickman 
Writing credits
Torgny Wickman (writer)

Produced by
Inge Ivarson .... producer
Ove Wallius .... producer
Original Music by
Lennart Fors 
Torgny Wickman 
Cinematography by
Hans Dittmer 
Film Editing by
Lasse Lundberg 
Production Design by
Torgny Wickman 
Set Decoration by
Ulf Wallius 
Klinga Wickman 
Costume Design by
Klinga Wickman (costumes) (as Klinga)
Makeup Department
Kerstin Karlsson .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lars Lundberg .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bengt Löthner .... sound editor
Nils Skeppstedt .... sound
Leif Westerlund .... assistant sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Gustaf Mandal .... assistant camera
Gustaf Mandal .... still photographer
Hans Rinning .... gaffer
Music Department
Ansofi Backman .... musician
Christina Bergqvist .... musician
Tommy Edin .... musician
Anders Eriksson .... musician
Ola Halvarsson .... musician
Carin Lindgren .... musician
Monica Rydell .... musician
Håkan Tönnbark .... musician
Other crew
Klinga Wickman .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Anita" - Sweden (original title)
"Anita: The Shocking Account of a Young Nymphomaniac" - USA (DVD title)
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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 (cut) | New Zealand:(Banned) | Norway:(Banned) (1974-2003) (cinema release) (cut version) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:18 (1987) (cut) | UK:X (1974) (cut) | USA:X (self-applied)

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Referenced in Taxi Driver (1976)See more »


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28 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Christina Lindberg as nymphomaniac--Anita cold shower!, 8 February 2008
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

People debate today whether there really is such a thing as nymphomania, or if it was just a term pinned on women who tried to lead a naturally healthy sex life back in much more repressive, Victorian times when such a thing was not permissible. One thing's for sure though , if this particular movie is based on a real story as it claims to be, this girl definitely had a serious problem. The girl in this movie (played by Cristina Lindberg) , will sleep with anybody, and I do mean ANYBODY. This turns her into a social outcast (because of course, nobody likes a beautiful girl who wants to have sex all the time). She's like a junkie in her compulsion, begging for the key to a friend's apartment so she can have quickies with unattractive businessmen she picks up at the train station. And when one kindly elderly guy tries to console her after an unsatisfying sexual encounter, she drops to her knees to give him the b.j. of his life.

All this is treated in a very serious, at times almost depressing manner, and Lindberg gives a very earnest performance. Since I doubt too many people then or now watched this movie out of concern for the social problem of nymphomania (more likely they wanted to know where they could find a girl like this), this move and Lindberg's performance may seem pretty campy. I have to say though I'd much rather see a movie like this that sets out to be somewhat serious and falls into camp than a movie that aims at camp and falls flat on its face. And though Lindberg will never be mentioned in the same breath as Greta Garbo, her overly seriously performance here is infinitely better than most modern-day "cult actresses" and "scream queens" camping and mugging their way through movies that they (very erroneously) consider beneath their talents.

In any case, campy or not, this movie definitely succeeds as exploitation thanks to Lindberg doffing her duds every five minutes or so. If you've never seen Cristina Lindberg, she's kind of like really sexy mutant or mythical beast--she has the face of an innocent teenage Swedish schoolgirl attached to the body of a voluptuous burlesque-era stripper (which is not at all to say that her appeal is limited to those who dig schoolgirls or burlesque strippers). Her most memorable scene here is where she and her goody-good twin sister are singing for their parents' friends and she turns the occasion into an impromptu full-monty striptease. And if you are a fan of Lindberg, or become one after this movie, also check her out in "Thriller--a Cruel Picture" (a favorite of Quentin Tarantino), her first film "Maid in Sweden", the German "schulmadchen report" films in which she was a regular, and the unbelievably depraved film "Depraved" (sadly unavailable in English). She's almost always worth the price of admission all by herself.

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