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Diary of a Rape (1971)

Exponerad (original title)
Young Lena is trapped in a complex situation of sex and lies.


Gustav Wiklund




Cast overview:
Christina Lindberg ... Lena Svensson (as Cristina Lindberg)
Heinz Hopf ... Helge / Blackmailer
Björn Adelly Björn Adelly ... Jan / Lena's boyfriend
Siv Ericks ... Jan's Mother (as Siv Eriks)
Janne Carlsson ... Lars
Birgitta Molin Birgitta Molin ... Ulla / Lars' girlfriend
Tor Isedal ... Party Guest
Margit Carlqvist ... Lena's Mother
Bert-Åke Varg ... Lena's Father (as Bert Åke Warg)
Lennart Lindberg Lennart Lindberg ... The Driver of Lena's first Hitch-Hike
Håkan Westergren ... Taxidermist


Lena is alone in the city when her parents are on vacation. She's torn between her innocent boyfriend and the older, more experienced, and sadistic sociopath Helge. She tells Jan about Helge, who gets angry and slaps her, she thereafter runs away and hitchhikes with the promiscuous and friendly couple Lars and Ulla, with whom she goes to Jan's mother's summer cabin. The day after, her boyfriend finds her there and takes her back to the city. Where she yet again is drawn to Helge. Lena's memories, the present and fantasies are frequently mixed. Written by Anonymous

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Alternate Versions

In 2008, the British Board of Film Classification removed a 12s scene at the end of EXPONERAD as Lena and her Mother are walking past a sex shop window. On display are two copies of the magazine called JOY BOY #1, on the cover of which a male is shown performing fellatio on another male. See more »


References The Things of Life (1970) See more »

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A Must for Lindberg Fans
8 June 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Exposed (1971)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Christina Lindberg fans can rejoice because another one of her films has been released to DVD. In this film she plays a 17-year-old girl who gets taken advantage of by an older man. He took some nude photos of her and is now blackmailing her, which doesn't sit well with a mama's boy that she's currently dating. There are about two other plot lines that could be brought up but, as the director states in the featurette, the story really isn't that important when you've got the beautiful Lindberg running around nude for 60% of the running time. The movie actually manages to be more than just your typical sexploitation film because the story itself isn't too bad and we get some decent performances. The entire subplot of Lindberg's character imagining bad things happening to her might have been a homage to Bunuel's BELLE DE JOUR but it works. These fantasy sequences range from her being raped, to her death with some nudist and various others. Lindberg turns in a good, if certainly not great performance, which is more than enough. She certainly makes us care for her character even though we really don't learn too much about her. The biggest issue with this film and many other sexploitation movies is that there's just not enough going on for a running time over seventy-five minutes. Clocking in at 91-minutes this film runs out of steam towards the final half-hour and there's just way too much added stuff. There's a five-minute sequence, which shows us the movie TARZAN TRIUMPHS but it's not just a clip but an entire five-minute sequence! The print has the Swedish subtitles as well, which was strange to see and I'm curious if Warner knows about it. There are other sequences that could have used some editing as well. With that said, most people are coming to this film to see Lindberg and you get plenty to look out, which is good enough for the film to work.

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23 August 1971 (Sweden) See more »

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1.66 : 1
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