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The business was founded by Leif Aage Hagen in Norway as a mail order business selling adult magazines, toys and films. From the company published Rapport 76 later called Aktuell Rapport. In the late s Leif Aage Hagen sold of the company but remained as chairman of the board.
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Hella Joof presents another winning examination on the female condition with this cheeky comedy about second chances in love later in life. A bittersweet and moving drama that follows an aging art dealer as he is presented with one final opportunity to fix his broken life and reconnect with his estranged daughter and grandson. A difficult but unswerving Danish cop reopens the case of a female politician who allegedly committed suicide in this award-winning, great- looking and well-acted Scandinavian crime film based on the bestselling novel of the same name.
But what effect did these movies have on the rest of the world? Nicholas Barber looks back. It included a glimpse of naked breasts, which helped make it an international success.
Swedish cinema historically has a more liberal stance towards sex than their North American counterparts. These early Swedish summer films blended arthouse with grindhouse in the Scandinavian countryside, and they were able to appeal both to highbrow and lowbrow audiences as a result. This reputation was embraced in Swedish cinema for decades, and these ten films exemplify that.
Rarely has half a year's wait been so richly rewarded. Which is not to say it doesn't deliver as a connoisseur's chronicle of erotic esoterica, delving deeply into the more demented side of sexually charged filmmaking. Entire chapters are dedicated not just to rightfully canonical classics of Scandinavian sensuality, but also to such recently reappraised mondo madness models like Sweden: Heaven or Hell?