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Release Date:
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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Additional Details

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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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
One must understand the times to understand this film, 5 July 2008
Author: artisticengineer from United States

The English title of this film is Anita (Swedish Nymphet). At the time of release of this film, in the United States, this was regarded as a duplicate title; by our standards at that time all Swedish girls were considered nymphomaniacs! That was NOT right for us to do so; I am the first to admit that. Rather it reflects the morality, or perceived morality, of that era. In some locations of the US a nymphomaniac was a woman who had sex twice a night with her husband; except perhaps for her honeymoon when such "immoral" behavior was tolerated. The Swedish women were much more advanced in human sexuality; it was the United States that had to catch up in this field. This movie is interesting in that it does portray a true Swedish nymphomaniac in a realistic fashion.

The movie explains in some detail that nymphomania is actually a comparatively rare condition; the psychology student mentions that nymphomania is improperly used to describe the activities of a woman who is simply enjoying a healthy sex life (when I was growing up the healthy sex life of a woman was considered to be having sex only when her husband was extremely desperate). Rather, nymphomania is a reflection of a very deep seated mental disorder. The question is whether or not Anita can be cured. Not deprived of all sexual desire but having the sexual desire that is properly balanced with L-O-V-E! The uncut movie was banned in the United Sates for some time. Though you could show breasts and butts by 1974 one found it quite difficult to legally show a woman's pubic area-this being about the same time that Larry Flynt was going to prison for doing just that. The uncut version of this film shows a little more of that area than what was allowed in the U.S. then. Christina Lindberg did a remarkable acting job in the private nude and sexual scenes. Today this film would be regarded as more or less normal fare; back then it was considered pornographic to a tremendous degree. Hence my high regards for her.

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