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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 »

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... Krister
Leif Nymark ... Nisse
Stig Törnblom ... Egon
Lars Hansson ... Pyret
Sven Algotsson ... Jingis
Torleif Cederstrand ... Butcher
Bo Andersson ... Fisken
... Steva
Frank Sundström ... Inspector
... Reverend Mild
Mona Andersson ... Kajsa
Jan Blomberg ... Tester
Siegfried Wald ... German Sailor
Willem Fricke ... German Sailor
... 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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The title "491" is based on the words of Christ for forgiveness. "Then Peter came to him and said: Lord, how often should I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? Jesus said to him, I tell you, not seven times but seventy times seven." (Matt. 18:22). 70 x 7 is 490, but the question is whether the 491th time also will be forgiven. See more »

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If evil were unpleasant, would it be a problem?
25 September 2002 | by See 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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