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I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (original title)
X | | Drama | 10 March 1969 (USA)
Told in a quasi-documentary style, this companion piece to I Am Curious (Blue) (1968) deals with topics such as class society, non-violent resistance, sex, relationships, and tourism to Francoist Spain.

Director:

Vilgot Sjöman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lena Nyman ... Lena Nyman
Vilgot Sjöman ... Vilgot Sjöman
Börje Ahlstedt ... Börje
Peter Lindgren ... Rune Nyman
Chris Wahlström Chris Wahlström ... Rune's Woman
Marie Göranzon ... Marie
Magnus Nilsson ... Magnus
Ulla Lyttkens Ulla Lyttkens ... Ulla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andreas Bellis ... Self - Assistant Camera
Evgeniy Evtushenko ... Self (as Jevtusjenko)
Marianne Johnson Marianne Johnson ... Self - Script Girl
Martin Luther King ... Self (as Martin Luther King Jr.)
Raymond Lundberg Raymond Lundberg ... Self - Recording Supervisor
Lena Malmsjö Lena Malmsjö ... Self - Production Coordinator
Christer Oestberg Christer Oestberg ... Self - Sound Assistant (as Christer Ostberg)
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Storyline

Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with relationships, political activism, and meditation. Meanwhile, the actors, director and crew are shown in a humorous parallel plot about the making of the film and their reactions to the story and each other. Nudity, explicit sex, and controversial politics kept this film from being shown in the US while its seizure by Customs was appealed. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@ansel.intersource.com>

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Banned in Nearly Every Country

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The interview with Martin Luther King was filmed in March 1966 when Dr. King was in Stockholm with Harry Belafonte to garner Swedish support for the American Civil Rights Movement. See more »

Quotes

Magnus, Lena's school friend: Are there any interesting social cases here? People in sleazy flats? People with unpaid dental bills? Drug cases will do, too. I work for "Expressen" the paper with a sting. My paper is planning a conservative victory in the '68 elections. We're doing a series on the ten most sordid social welfare cases.
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Crazy Credits

Crew credits occur about an hour into the movie, as they demonstrate yoga poses to Lena. See more »

Alternate Versions

A home video version has around twenty minutes of politics edited compared to what was seen in the original 35mm. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Inside Deep Throat (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

We Shall Overcome
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Musical and Lyrical adaptation by Zilphia Horton, Frank Hamilton, Guy Carawan and Pete Seeger
Performed by Lena Nyman
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The first major release to show full frontal nudity of both male and female performers, and genuine intercourse on screen
21 September 2008 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

In the sixties, the Swedish films were known to be the most sexually graphic, but this is the one that really rocked the world… It was shocking in its uninhibited portrayal of sex and in its fulminating piece of social democracy… It was a significant step forward in getting the adult film shown in the theaters…

The film comes in two editions, blue and yellow… The blue version focuses more on the political issues and the yellow concentrates on the emergence of sexual liberation…

The lead character is a young Swedish girl who attempts to hold fast to her philosophy of nonviolence, free love, and democratic socialism... But the realities of her life force her to adopt new and unrestrained ideologies…

Strangely enough, in Sweden, it was criticized more for its left-wing attitudes than for its audacious display of sex


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

10 March 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Am Curious (Yellow) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,238,100

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,700,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sandrews See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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