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The Girls (1968)

Flickorna (original title)
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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Storyline

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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Plot? What plot?
19 September 2012 | by MidoriFioreSee all my reviews

Watching "The Girls" at film school it struck me how confused and disorganized this film is. There is nothing wrong with confusing the audience, something Davind Lynch has showed us over and over again, but in combination with this film lacking plot, the characters being 2 dimensional and lacking any sort of characteristics and the all out confused nature of the "narrative" this film comes of as little less than a drug fueled, surreal mess.

Which is fine if the film is interesting. This film is not interesting. I have heard a lot of people calling it feminist. Maybe people call it that because the main characters are female and the director/writer is a woman. Well feminism is "the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men". In this aspect the film is not feminist as the women say they won't to break free, but in reality are quite dependent on the men. At the end one of the actresses say she wants a divorce but this does not come off as she does it to liberate herself and be equal to the men.


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