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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.


Knud Leif Thomsen


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Credited cast:
Søren Strømberg Søren Strømberg ... Per
Sisse Reingaard Sisse Reingaard ... Susanne
Poul Reichhardt ... Henrik Steen
Astrid Villaume Astrid Villaume ... Hjørdis Steen
Judy Gringer Judy Gringer ... Sonja
Grethe Mogensen Grethe Mogensen ... Frau Jacobsen
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


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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Release Date:

10 January 1968 (USA) See more »

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Venom See more »

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ASA Film, Nordisk Film See more »
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Film's Claim to Fame
20 July 2004 | by harry-76See all my reviews

Were it not for U.S. Customs taking action against key scenes in this import from Denmark, "Venom" (U.S. title) wouldn't be remembered. In fact, it isn't much detailed or voted on in the Database.

Yet, during its American run, this picture made quite a stir in national magazines, like Time, with pictures of the censored shots featured. It was one of the few films in which moviegoers in theaters were forced to endure large white "blots" on the screen, completely covering key scenes.

The story concerns a hedonistic young chap who delights in stirring up trouble with his video camera, screening filmed private intimate moments to parents of their children who are prominently featured on the video.

Apparently the explicit nature of said scenes were too much for Customs, who blatantly "barred" viewers from seeing the original film - yet still released it in an incredibly "blocked out" version.

A look at the low response on the Database indicates that the movie's quite forgotten, and another chapter of the past is past.

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