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I Am Curious (Blue) (1968)

Jag är nyfiken - en film i blått (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 11 March 1968 (Sweden)
The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal ... See full summary »

Director:

Vilgot Sjöman

Writer:

Vilgot Sjöman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maj Hultén Maj Hultén ... Doctor
Vilgot Sjöman ... Vilgot Sjöman
Lena Nyman ... Anna Lena Lisabet Nyman / Lena
Börje Ahlstedt ... Börje
Sonja Lindgren Sonja Lindgren ... Sonja Lindgren
Bertil Wikström Bertil Wikström ... Bertil Wikström
Gunnel Broström
Hans Hellberg Hans Hellberg ... Hasse
Bim Warne Bim Warne ... Hasse's Girlfriend
Peter Lindgren ... Lena's Father
Gudrun Östbye Gudrun Östbye ... Lena's Mother
Ulla Lyttkens Ulla Lyttkens ... Lena's friend
Magnus Nilsson
Gun Jönsson Gun Jönsson ... Woman
Pierre Fränckel Pierre Fränckel ... Man
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The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal relationships, religion, prisons and sex. Blue omits much of the class consciousness and non-violence interviews of the first version. Yellow and Blue are the colors of the Swedish flag. Written by Maple-2

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You'll wonder where the (yellow) went? See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

11 March 1968 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

I Am Curious (Blue) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sandrews See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"blått" ("blue" in English) in the film's title is in reference to one of the two colors in the Swedish flag. See more »

Quotes

Vilgot Sjöman: You get a love scene with Lena. A love scene with consequences.
Börje: What kind of consequences?
Vilgot Sjöman: I don't know. I'll think of something.
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Referenced in Psych-o-cysts (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

We Shall Overcome
(uncredited)
Original words and music by Louise Shropshire
Performed by Lena Nyman and other cast members
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Don't give up
13 November 2003 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Looking at the number of imdb voters for both the I Am Curious films, it seems that few who watch the first end up watching the second (there are 194 votes for Yellow, and 46 for Blue). That's not surprising. Four hours of near-randomness is surely a bit difficult to sit through. And the four hours provide limited rewards. Yet, as one of the few who actually did finish both films, I hardly feel unrewarded. In fact, I think, having seen it all, the sum is greater than the parts. Sjöman does present a kaleidoscope of emotion and thoughts, all very fragmentary, of course, but the fragments are currently drifting around in my mind. I Am Curious might not be a ton of fun to sit through, but I think the films will be a part of me for longer than I might have originally guessed. As a closing note, I must say that the films' lead actress, Lena Nyman, gives an extraordinary performance, which is another aspect that isn't very obvious if you've just seen Yellow. She runs the entire gamut of emotion. As an actress who is certainly being horribly objectified by her director, she ends up coming out on top of it. If there's one thing I'll take out of the films, it's the sight of her dark, sad, curious gaze. She went on to better things, for example, Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata. Bergman surely realized her talent. I don't remember much in that film besides the two lead performances, who, even if there were a thousand other talented performers in it, would have drawn every ounce of attention towards themselves. I'll have to check it out a second time some day to find Nyman. 7/10.


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