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Venom (1966)

Gift (original title)
An amoral young man is invited to the ordinary family house where he seduces the daughter and tries to seduce the mother but is thrashed and thrown out.

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Knud Leif Thomsen
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Credited cast:
Søren Strømberg Søren Strømberg ... Per
Sisse Reingaard Sisse Reingaard ... Susanne / Daughter
Poul Reichhardt ... Henrik Steen / Father
Astrid Villaume Astrid Villaume ... Hjørdis Steen / Mother
Judy Gringer Judy Gringer ... Sonja / the maid
Grethe Mogensen Grethe Mogensen ... Frau / Ms Jacobsen / the secretary
Karl Stegger Karl Stegger ... Caretaker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Per Goldschmidt Per Goldschmidt ... Teenager
Jess Kølpin Jess Kølpin ... Teenager
Vic Salomonsen Vic Salomonsen ... Teenager
Tine Schmedes Tine Schmedes ... Teenager
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Per, a hedonistic young man who simply shows up one day on a speedboat outside a well-to-do family's summer house. Befriending family's daughter, Susanne, the coolly amoral Per does everything he can to shake their complacency, just for the hell of it. He delights in stirring up trouble with his video camera, screening filmed private intimate moments to the mother of the daughter who is prominently featured on the video. Written by lament

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The Motion Picture That Establishes a New Sexual Moral Code! See more »

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

10 January 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Venom See more »

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ASA Film,Nordisk Film See more »
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Mono
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Denmark exposed!
16 May 2007 | by WWWoyagerSee all my reviews

This film offers one of the most truthful portrayals of the mixed-up Danish attitude to sex and pornography. It was made in the sixties, which was the last gasp of Denmark as a nation of open-minded people. Hence, the film refuses to judge, and instead throws a shower of thought-provoking questions at the viewer, with young people voicing open-minded and progressive ideas while the parents react with shock and violence. Back then it looked as if the new generation would change the world for the better, and certainly it managed to overthrow some oppressive censorship laws, but alas, anyone living in Denmark today is well familiar with this country's present puritanical right-wing politics. The generation conflict in "Gift" parallels the conflict between how Danes are still perceived and how they really are. No wonder if Danes don't like watching this film. It's way too close to home.


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