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Director:
Writer:
Torgny Wickman (writer)
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Release Date:
25 December 1973 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Tantalising ... Provocative ... Immoral ... See more »
Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
a little gem that is underestimated See more (12 total) »

Cast

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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Anita" - Sweden (original title)
"Anita: The Shocking Account of a Young Nymphomaniac" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in This Is America (1977)See more »

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14 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
a little gem that is underestimated, 7 September 2007
Author: bogdanpopa2001 from Bloomington, United States

The best thing about "Anita" is that is supposed to work within the sexploitation genre, and it is actually a subtle and insightful social critique -well, at least in the first sixty minutes. To someone who's looking for crude, hardcore sex scenes (myself included), this movie is may be disappointing, but for a feminist researcher the movie's angle points out and contextualizes patriarchy and domination as main causes of social "ilness." Just watch the perspective of the movie, and you'll see a "lylja-for-ever" for the seventies.

In addition, the movie suggests an interesting development of the relationship between the psychology student/psychoanalyst/'doctor' and his patient Anita. At one point, you can see the parallel between the authoritarian/ disengaged father and the psychoanalyst, and both of them are exercising power over the nymphomaniac character. However, Hendrix becomes involved in the story (he hangs on the door where the full human contact-I mean the orgasm- takes place), and we get a sweaty non-convincing highly idealized ending.

I would watch this movie again to see: 1. the construction of anita's character as an outcast 2. the whole symbolism behind the young student's actions: feeding her, putting the band aides on, offering her a community where she is actually defended 3. the dysfunctional family 4. the sad scenes of sex that reminds me how the porn industry is using my fantasies. but hey, I kinda like this, though...

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