491 1964
The tagline is: It is written that 490 times you can sin and be forgiven. This motion picture is about the 491st.

The story is about 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 forgiving social workers. The six youth criminals have a highly critical approach to social care, but is equally disdainful towards the society around them. The atmosphere at the " guest house" is characterized by sadism, open or random violence.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:37:04 | 7.84 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Svenska, Deutsch
Subtitles: English, Deutsch
Genre: Drama

Director: Vilgot Sjoman
Cast: Lars Lind, Leif Nymark, Stig Tornblom
Country: Sweden

This controversial film, which featured a male homosexual rape scene, was first banned in Sweden and Malaysia, but released after reediting, a censored version was later released in Malaysia. Amongst other things, a scene in which a woman is raped by a dog was cut. The film was also banned in Norway until 1971. The reactions from especially conservative elements in Sweden were of disgust and outrage, and it was one of the reasons why the Christian Democratic Party was founded in 1964.

-- Audio commentary by film critic Marcus Stiglegger (in German)
-- Restored German version of the film (85 min., in German)

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