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I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (original title)
X | | Drama | 10 March 1969 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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 ... Himself - Assistant Camera
Evgeniy Evtushenko ... Himself (as Jevtusjenko)
Marianne Johnson Marianne Johnson ... Herself - Script Girl
Martin Luther King ... Himself (as Martin Luther King Jr.)
Raymond Lundberg Raymond Lundberg ... Himself - Recording Supervisor
Lena Malmsjö Lena Malmsjö ... Herself - Production Coordinator
Christer Oestberg Christer Oestberg ... Himself - 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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"gult" ("yellow" in English) in the film's title is in reference to one of the two colors in the Swedish flag. See more »

Quotes

Vilgot Sjöman: Do you have to have a religious belief to take part in a non-violent movement?
Martin Luther King: No, not necessarily.
Vilgot Sjöman: If you find that a person cannot stand being attacked, what do you do with him? Do you speak to him and explain to him that he cannot be with you any longer?
Martin Luther King: Well, we always discourage those who cannot be subjected to attack - the one who would retaliate with violence - not to participate in a demonstration. The rules are very rigid in a non-violent movement and we feel that a person who can't ...
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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

Featured in Le sexe autour du monde: Suède (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Internationale
(uncredited)
Music by Pierre De Geyter
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Maybe better today

It is not the bad art film I expected. In fact, it left me with the impression that lots of people could relate to it these days (the question of obesity is treated interestingly even if it is only in an impressionist way). The politics are not that bad either - but someone brought up in a conservative environment may think it's strange or dated. It is not also the `socialist' film I thought it would be also. It ends with a crew member singing `freedom is not easy'. I kept thinking that this is the main idea of the film: freedom is not anarchy. Freedom is a situation in which you can do what you want to do if the other with whom you are expressing it wants the same freedom. If not, then problems arise. As for the claims of being pornographic, I don't get it. If seeing people naked is bad - while killing people in wars is ok - then I really do not get it. At the individual level, the film is more about the struggles of a young woman discovering moral freedom. She tries to express it with free sex but finds herself enmeshed in jealousy at the same time. An interesting movie that merits, at least for me, its cult status.


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