Artikelnummer 5697

491 (1964) * with switchable English and German subtitles *

Vilgot Sjöman Writers: Lars Görling (novel), Lars Görling | 1 more credit » Stars: Lars Lind, Leif Nymark, Stig Törnblom

A group of youth criminals who are chosen to participate in a social experiment, named "Guest house Objectivity" (Pensionatet Sakligheten), where they are assigned to live together in an apartment while being supervised by two social workers. The six criminals have a highly critical approach to social care, but are equally disdainful towards the society around them. The atmosphere at the " guest house" is characterized by sadism, open violence and indiscriminate assaults against each other. The tagline is: "It is written that 490 times you can sin and be forgiven". This film is about the 491st. This highly controversial film, which featured a male homosexual rape scene, was first banned in Sweden, but released after re-editing. Amongst other things, a scene in which a woman is raped by a dog was cut. The film brought about such disgust and outrage within conservative circles in Sweden, that it was one of the reasons the Christian Democratic Party was founded in the country in 1964. 

DVD-r has both Swedish and German soundtracks with switchable English and German subtitles. Approx. 97 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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