Nine people - three couples, one unmarried mother and two children - try to change and improve their lives by forming big families.

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Credited cast:
Christina Carlwind ...
Bibi
Stig Törnblom ...
Sven
Jean Jacques Lapeyronnie ...
Paul
Kent-Arne Dahlgren ...
Lasse
Louise Tillberg ...
Vera
Gunilla Thunberg ...
Eva
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Sven's Colleague
Gunilla Bergström ...
Lena
Mats Bergström ...
Pelle
Alvar Domeij ...
Eva's Father
Sara Gillborg ...
Sara
Eric Hammar ...
Erik
Lars Lennartsson ...
Gösta Fredholm
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Eva feels oppressed by her conventional parents who also relate to her relationship with the teacher Erik. Vera and Lasse live with their daughter in a depressing suburb environment. They want to break up and move to a more stimulating environment. Lena lives alone with her three-year-old son Pelle. Sven and Bibi live together in a narrow one-room apartment where they constantly go on their nerves. Sven sees the big family most as an opportunity for sexual experiments. Bibi, however, is jealous and afraid of the idea. In spite of that, she ends up with everything. A young French medical student, Paul, meets Bibi through common acquaintances and moves into the collective. The reason is simply that he has been attracted to Bibi. Meanwhile, Sven is increasingly interested in Lena. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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En svensk sommarfilm från skärgården

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19 June 1974 (Sweden)  »

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Better stick to horror films
30 September 2011 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Calvin Floyd was a maverick director known for offbeat and well-regarded horror films (not many of them, however). This earlier effort at softcore sexploitation is a dud.

I saw a French-dubbed edition retitled "Voluptes en Suede", but the basic footage suggested a rather half-hearted effort. We witness a large group of young people visiting by bus a small Swedish community.

Free love and free living are the (now trite) themes, with plenty of simulated sex scenes, but no hardcore penetration shown. At one point they sit around watching an old-style stag film in black & white for fun, but it too is shown in softcore content.

The fun in the sun format is tiresome in the extreme, as a film of this sort (as witness countless examples cranked out in Scandinavia or Italy for example) needs comedy to maintain one's interest. By the time this was made (1974) the novelty of full-frontal-nudity (both sexes) and simulated sex had long outlived its welcome and some form of interesting or diverting content (or crossing the line over into hardcore territory) was due. Nudity as a commercial crutch was old-hat.

Cast includes a graduate of Joe Sarno's massively obscure Swedish-lensed movie THE INDELICATE BALANCE (Louise Tillberg), but none of the ensemble of players ever made the big time.


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