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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #180. 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

Opening credits as follows: (voiceover, sung) Sandrews makes good films (on screen) "Lena Nyman, theatre student, age 22" (on screen) "Vilgot Sjoeman, director, age 42" (on screen) "Jag aer nyfiken" [I Am Curious], three times (voiceover) Buy our film, the only film that comes in two versions, one yellow, one blue. Same but different, that is true! Unique to view, the one that's blue. Ugly and nice, we repeat it twice: this is the yellow version, yes, the yellow version! (on screen) "en film i gult" [a yellow film] 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

L'Internationale
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Music by Pierre De Geyter
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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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