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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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Vilgot Sjöman

Writers:

Lars Görling (novel), Lars Görling | 1 more credit »
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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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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 March 1964 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

491 See more »

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Svensk Filmindustri (SF) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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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German theatrical version was cut by ca. 12 minutes to secure a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

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There is no other movie like 491. Not even close.
12 July 2012 | by ulf-635-523367See all my reviews

The story is about a group of youth criminals who 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. The tagline is: It is written that 490 times you can sin and be forgiven. This motion picture is about the 491st. This controversial film, which featured a male homosexual rape scene, was first banned in Sweden, but released after reediting. Amongst other things, a scene in which a woman is raped by a dog was cut. The film was also banned in Norway until 1971. The reactions from especially conservative elements in Sweden were of disgust and outrage, and it was one of the reasons why the Christian Democratic Party was founded in 1965. 1963 was a good year in Swedish film. A part from "491", Ingmar Bergman created two masterpieces "Winter light" and "The Silence".


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