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The Girls (1968)

Flickorna (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 16 September 1968 (Sweden)
Three actresses prepare to go on the road in a theater production of Lysistrata, Aristophanes' classic comic play about women and war. As they re-assess and deal with the problems in their ... See full summary »

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Mai Zetterling
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bibi Andersson ... Liz Lindstrand
Harriet Andersson ... Marianne
Gunnel Lindblom ... Gunilla
Gunnar Björnstrand ... Hugo
Erland Josephson ... Carl
Frank Sundström ... Marianne's Lover
Åke Lindström ... Bengt
Stig Engström ... Thommy
Margreth Weivers ... Tourist Manager's Wife (as Margaret Weivers)
Leif Liljeroth Leif Liljeroth ... Tourist Manager Kiruna
Ulf Palme ... Director
Ingvar Kjellson ... Olle
Signe Enwall Signe Enwall ... Choir Member (as Signe Envall)
Bellan Roos ... Choir Member
Chris Wahlström Chris Wahlström ... Choir Member
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Three actresses prepare to go on the road in a theater production of Lysistrata, Aristophanes' classic comic play about women and war. As they re-assess and deal with the problems in their respective private lives, they recognize the parallels with the play and begin to realize that it is serious - even tragic - after all. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Dated film with some great surreal scenes
1 March 2015 | by peefynSee all my reviews

I believe this movie represents how it felt to be an out-spoken feminist in the 60s. The people you were preaching to weren't listening, the people you were preaching against were laughing of you. It must have been a terrible struggle, and this movie portrays this in an interesting manner.

However, while feminism movement is still going strong (and rightfully so), this movie does not hold up as that relevant any more. The feminist struggle was different back then than now, and while some of the problems are the same, the "war" (as they call it in the film) is different, making this movie feel as dated as it is.

The highlights of the movie are some of the surreal scenes. I believe this is the only movie with a chase scene where a snowmobile is chasing a kicksled.

So, I would say watch this if you are interested in either feminism in cinema, or the situation of the feminists in the 60s and 70s. Or if you are interested in (swedish) film history, as this release caused some controversy. But if you are a casual moviegoer that (amazingly) stumbles upon this, you probably will not be too happy.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 September 1968 (Sweden) See more »

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The Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Enköping, Uppsala län, Sweden See more »

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Sandrews See more »
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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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