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491 (1964)

Six youth criminals are chosen to participate in a social experiment, named "Guesthouse Objectivity" (Pensionatet Sakligheten), where they are assigned to live together in an apartment ... See full summary »

Director:

Vilgot Sjöman

Writers:

Lars Görling (novel), Lars Görling | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lars Lind ... Krister
Leif Nymark Leif Nymark ... Nisse
Stig Törnblom Stig Törnblom ... Egon
Lars Hansson Lars Hansson ... Pyret
Sven Algotsson Sven Algotsson ... Jingis
Torleif Cederstrand Torleif Cederstrand ... Butcher
Bo Andersson Bo Andersson ... Fisken
Lena Nyman ... Steva
Frank Sundström ... Inspector
Åke Grönberg ... Reverend Mild
Mona Andersson Mona Andersson ... Kajsa
Jan Blomberg Jan Blomberg ... Tester
Siegfried Wald Siegfried Wald ... German Sailor
Willem Fricke Willem Fricke ... German Sailor
Erik Hell ... Policeman
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Six youth criminals are chosen to participate in a social experiment, named "Guesthouse Objectivity" (Pensionatet Sakligheten), where they are assigned to live together in an apartment while being supervised by two forgiving social workers. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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It is written that 490 times you can sin and be forgiven. This motion picture is about the 491st.

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

The producer SF appealed to the Swedish Government. "491" was approved X rated for public viewing with a number of abbreviations. The film opened in Sweden March 16, 1964. See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by ca. 12 minutes to secure a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

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Featured in Censuren - En thriller (2011) See more »

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If evil were unpleasant, would it be a problem?
25 September 2002 | by RodMorganSee all my reviews

Not unlike "Rainmaker" but with a more direct sexual tone, "491" is miles away from most of the R-and-X rated Swedish films that landed in the U.S. around the same time. Serious to a fault, it tells the story of a mesmerizing young man who seduces a family. Title comes from a (false) reading of the Christian text to forgive others "seventy times seven," and posits that after 490 sins, your number is up. Disturbing, memorable, with terrific acting and direction. Worth a look.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 March 1964 (Sweden) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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