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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 »

Director:

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

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Very Interesting Film
17 April 2008 | by peter-rinaldiSee all my reviews

I was prompted to write a little bit about this film because i think the other review on this page is absolutely ridiculous. And, as this is a rather obscure film, i didn't want that to be the only word on this great film.

I just want to say that from the way this film tells it's story right on through the way it is performed and on to what it ultimately says not only HOLDS UP through time, it is most definitely relevant in today's gender climate. I was absolutely blown away by the ballsy film-making and the fearless way in which it presents its ideas. Very much ahead of it's time.

Everyone should see this film, especially men. and of all men, especially men who think and write like the other reviewer on this page. SEE THIS MOVIE!


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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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