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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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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

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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 »

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Production Co:

Sandrews See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The best Swedish film!
11 June 2009 | by nickrogers1969See all my reviews

This has become my favourite Swedish film. I've seen i t many times. At first I thought it would be gloomy and depressing in a Bergman way. It wasn't. It's a funny, spirited and inventive film.

It's nice to see that even swedes were caught up in the sixties and felt the charge of new ways of thinking and being. New ideas about social behavior, youth and womens place in society were taken up in "the Girls". It's refreshingly shown and not preachy. There's a lot of humour in it and the men get to say their opinions about women too so it's not one-sided.

Some reviewers here have commented on it as being dated. It is a product of it's time but some of the subjects it takes up are timeless. How much should a woman have to compromise with the male point of view? I think this is still a touchy subject. The film was controversial when it was released. It's not a traditional movie with a straight plot so some people might find it too unconventional. But, there are three great performances by some of the best Swedish actresses ever: Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson and Gunnel Lindblom who are all so delightfully energetic, lively and beautiful. They show different sides being a woman.

The film is very much a 1968 film but it's worth seeing for the great black and white photography, to see Sweden in the sixties, for the actors and for the imaginative direction by Mai Zetterling. I love it!


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