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Sweden: Heaven and Hell (1968)

Svezia inferno e paradiso (original title)
A narrated pseudo-documentary about sexuality in Sweden. It shows contraceptives for teen girls, lesbian nightclubs, wife swapping, porno movies, biker gangs, and Walpurgis Night ... See full summary »

Director:

Luigi Scattini

Writer:

Luigi Scattini
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Cast

Credited cast:
Edmund Purdom ... Narrator (English version) (voice)
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Narrator (voice)
Jean Topart Jean Topart ... Narrator (French version) (voice)
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A narrated pseudo-documentary about sexuality in Sweden. It shows contraceptives for teen girls, lesbian nightclubs, wife swapping, porno movies, biker gangs, and Walpurgis Night celebrations. It also examines Sweden's purported drug, drinking and suicide problems. It features the original appearance of the Piero Umiliani's nonsense song "Mah Nà Mah Nà" which was later popularized by "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show". Written by Anonymous

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Sweden... where the facts of life are stranger than fiction!

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Swedish | Italian

Release Date:

4 September 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweden: Heaven and Hell See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening credits end with this warning: «Tutti le scene del film sono state girate dal vero e ispirate e riferite alla realtà. Ogni riferimento a fatti e a personne NON è casuele.» (All the scenes of this film were turned live. and inspired and referred to real life. All references to facts and people are NOT coincidences.) See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Brutes and Savages (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleep now little on
(lazy choir)
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Hypocritical pornography.
16 March 2019 | by dudas_mSee all my reviews

Sweden: Heaven and Hell follows the same pattern as other Mondo films, you know, pseudo-documentary (this movie has a lot of faked scenes), the film-makers go into an exotic place to film all the wild happenings there, and here it's particularly amusing seeing the Italian catholics judge the Swedes for having sex education class (The Horror!).

Fortunately, unlike other Mondo movies, there is no sickening animal violence here, but there really isn't much of anything else besides hypocritical pornography for repressed Italin Catholic males.

Don't necessarily avoid it, because it can be fun, but I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it either. If you want a better Mondo film, watch either the first Mondo Cane or even better, Africa Addio.


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