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Taboo (1977)

Tabu (original title)
Investigates and sheds light on various sexual identities and sexual peculiarities outside the accepted sexual norms.

Director:

Vilgot Sjöman

Writer:

Vilgot Sjöman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kjell Bergqvist ... Kristoffer Lohman
Lickå Sjöman Lickå Sjöman ... Sara
Halvar Björk ... Lennart, aka Margareta
Gunnar Björnstrand ... Rådmanskan
Viveca Lindfors ... Sirkka Lind
Frank Sundström ... Jeweller
Heinz Hopf ... Biceps
Lars Amble ... Evelyn
Olle Björling Olle Björling ... Carlstedt
Stig Ossian Ericson ... Björn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Ahlm Peter Ahlm ... Barbara
Mona Andersson Mona Andersson ... Aina
Tintin Anderzon ... Eva
Mats Arehn ... Bertil
Gudrun Brost ... Linda
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Storyline

The film is investigating and trying to shed light on various sexual identities and peculiarities outside the accepted sexual norms. The drama is presented by Sara (Lickå Sjöman), the film's female protagonist. "Tabu" is probably regarded as quite unique feature film, even by Swedish standards. It is a detailed depict of sexual minorities. The film tells the story of the sexual reformer Kristoffer (Kjell Bergqvist) and his protégé's. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Drama

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

28 January 1977 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

The film was passed uncut by Swedish censors, leaving one particular scene of sado-masochistic homosexual behavior intact. Sjoman is on record as saying that the censors didn't cut it because they didn't want to bring attention to it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Geek (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Toccata
(uncredited)
Music by Roger-Roger
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Strange story about strange people
5 June 2002 | by rugbyspelaren-2See all my reviews

This is a very strange movie which probably couldn´t be made today.Vilgot Sjöman tells the story of a lawyer who has a lot of empathy..especially for people with so called sexual perversions.He says that it´s nothing wrong with them..its wrong with the society.

We meet a voyurist,a man who seems to be into S&M (a former medical student who got a hardon during watching the autopsy of a young female) and other strange persons.

Some explicit scenes when a man is showing of his "thingie" to a young female and some sex scenes between Kjell Bergkvist (lawyer) and his girlfriend.

No wonder this movie was forbidden to persons below 15 years of age.

Not very interesting,just plain stupid movie.Hard to find and not worth the effort.


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