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Sweden: Heaven and Hell (1968)

Svezia inferno e paradiso (original title)
A narrated pseudo-documentary about sexuality in Sweden. It shows contraceptives for teen girls, lesbian nightclubs, wife swapping, porno movies, biker gangs, and Walpurgis Night ... See full summary »

Director:

Luigi Scattini

Writer:

Luigi Scattini
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Cast

Credited cast:
Edmund Purdom ... Narrator (English version) (voice)
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Narrator (voice)
Jean Topart Jean Topart ... Narrator (French version) (voice)
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A narrated pseudo-documentary about sexuality in Sweden. It shows contraceptives for teen girls, lesbian nightclubs, wife swapping, porno movies, biker gangs, and Walpurgis Night celebrations. It also examines Sweden's purported drug, drinking and suicide problems. It features the original appearance of the Piero Umiliani's nonsense song "Mah Nà Mah Nà" which was later popularized by "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show". Written by Anonymous

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Sweden... where the facts of life are stranger than fiction!

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Swedish | Italian

Release Date:

4 September 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweden: Heaven and Hell See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening credits end with this warning: «Tutti le scene del film sono state girate dal vero e ispirate e riferite alla realtà. Ogni riferimento a fatti e a personne NON è casuele.» (All the scenes of this film were turned live. and inspired and referred to real life. All references to facts and people are NOT coincidences.) See more »

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References Infidelity American Style (1967) See more »

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23 March 2003 | by 8ntnomoSee all my reviews

When Sweden:Heaven or Hell came out in America, I was only 16 years old. America had started the "ratings" game. Sweden was X rated. My mother and sister went out for the evening, so my brother in law suggested that us "men" should go out on the town. We ended up sneaking me into this movie. To say the least, I was quite surprised at what I saw. I think my brother in law was feeling about the same and he was a Marine! I did enjoy it myself. I actually would like to see it again. From what I read in the IMDb, I guess it will never be offered again. Too bad. It has been many, many years. It made me want to go to Sweden. If anybody knows how to get a copy, please respond to this commentary.


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