(850) MY SISTER, MY LOVE (1966) Vilgot Sjoman's Incest Tale
Sjoman's Controversial Film of Incest
Swedish title SYSKONBADD 1782
starring: Per Oscarsson ˇ Bibi Andersson ˇ Jarl Kulle
ˇ Tina Hedstrom ˇ Lena Hansson ˇ Gunnar Randin
based on the (16th Century) British play "Tis A Pity She's A
Whore,' here is Vigot Sjoman's notoriously controversial film of
incest. Set in 1782 Sweden, a young nobleman named Jacob returns from
France to his home where he rekindles a relationship with sister Charlotte.
She is now engaged to Baron Alsameden, causing Jacob an unexpected depression.
The two realize that they are sexually attracted to each other and soon
find themselves in bed together. The incestuous coupling results in
a pregnancy. They fear the disclosure would tarnish reputations and
label them as libertines. The brother and sister agree to part;
Jacob decides to leave the country while Charlotte agrees to immediately
marry the Baron.
Sjoman was the protégé of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, acting as
his assistant cameraman before striking out on his own. Mr Sjoman's
handful of films all had strong sexual themes and were geared to create
controversy. The year 1964 saw the release of his 491
and NOTHING had previously hit the screen like
this film. It opened the sexual floodgates. That was followed three
years later by his I
AM CURIOUS (YELLOW), the first movie to graphically XXX show
on-screen hardcore coupling. Mr Sjoman died from a cerebral hemorrhage
in April 2006 at age 81.
film with English subtitles; widescreen format (1.66:1), totally uncut
version (93 min.), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American
machine. Extras include gallery of advertising material.
For Mature Audiences Only