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 ...
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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
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Olof Palme, who is interviewed in the film as a young cabinet minister, later became Prime Minister and was a major figure in Swedish and international politics in the 1970s and 1980s. He was often associated with left-wing causes including opposition to US involvement in Vietnam. Palme was shot to death on a Stockholm street in 1986, in a crime that has never been fully solved. See more »
Anna Lena Lisabet Nyman:
What would the rest of you do if we were invaded?
Boy in Uniform:
Not give up. Sweden doesn't give up. And ignore all radio messages saying Sweden's been defeated.
Anna Lena Lisabet Nyman:
Is that what you learn?
Boy in Uniform:
It's in the book In Case of War. It was sent to everybody.
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Crew credits occur about an hour into the movie, as they demonstrate yoga poses to Lena. See more »
A home video version has around twenty minutes of politics edited compared to what was seen in the original 35mm. See more »
This film, once sensational for its forward-thinking politics and depictions of free love and sexual liberation, has been reduced by time to a mere curiosity. It seems absurd now that this mostly boring little film had been banned and seized by governments in many countries. Given how socialistic Sweden eventually became, the 'radicalism' of its politics, once controversial, appear naive and almost mainstream four decades later. And its sex scenes, at one time the subject of sensational obscenity trials, look pretty tame in a modern context. Nevertheless, the film and accompanying documentaries detailing its many controversies and influences remains marginally watchable as an early reliquary of 60's youth rebellion. One part of the film that still holds up: its self-consciousness with respect to the 'fourth wall'. Every once in a while, the filmmakers film themselves making the film. The satiric playfulness of this still elicits a chuckle.
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