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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

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

Certificate:

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 September 1968 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Enköping, Uppsala län, Sweden See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sandrews See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Relevance to terrorist attack on New York
19 September 2001 | by adri-11See all my reviews

I've just seen this film today, 19 Sept., and couldn't help but think of the New York terrorist attack. I read a letter to the editor about the attack and it said that if women were ruling the world the attacks would never have happened. However, this prescient film shows that that ain't necessarily so.

What's so good about this film is the fair treatment it gives of women, showing their frivolous and silly side as well as the struggle to deal with their roles in their world. I liked the fight between the women, and the pathetic attempt Liz made to stir her audience into speaking, without any thought for who it was she addressed.

Thirty-three years after it was made, the film is relevant and moving.


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