Taboo (1977)
"Tabu" (original title)

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Investigates and sheds light on various sexual identities and sexual peculiarities outside the accepted sexual norms.



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Credited cast:
Kjell Bergqvist ...
Kristoffer Lohman
Lickå Sjöman ...
Halvar Björk ...
Lennart, aka Margareta
Magistrate's wife
Sirkka Lind
Frank Sundström ...
Heinz Hopf ...
Lars Amble ...
Olle Björling ...
Stig Ossian Ericson ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Ahlm ...
Mona Andersson ...
Tintin Anderzon ...
Mats Arehn ...
Gudrun Brost ...


The film is investigating and trying to shed light on various sexual identities and peculiarities outside the accepted sexual norms. The drama is presented by Sara (Lickå Sjöman), the film's female protagonist. "Tabu" is probably regarded as quite unique feature film, even by Swedish standards. It is a detailed depict of sexual minorities. The film tells the story of the sexual reformer Kristoffer (Kjell Bergqvist) and his protégé's. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Release Date:

28 January 1977 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


SEK 1,416,179 (Sweden)

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The film was passed uncut by Swedish censors, leaving one particular scene of sado-masochistic homosexual behavior intact. Sjoman is on record as saying that the censors didn't cut it because they didn't want to bring attention to it. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Geek (2010) See more »


Music by Roger-Roger
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Very good acting
11 December 2003 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Halvar Björks acting in this film must be one of the best ever performed in Swedish film. The film is still very interesting to see. People who can´t appreciate films about persons who are not as superficial and conventional as themselves will of course have some troubles with this film.

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