Anita is 17, and a true
nymphomaniac, compulsively sleeping with men she doesn't like, then
immediately abandoning them. She is pre-orgasmic, and has all of the
expected self-esteem issues. She doesn't get along with her parents
and seldom attends school, She has nearly run out of local men
whom she hasn't already done, so she takes to picking them up at the train
depot. She takes one man to a makeshift tent at a construction site,
and as she is leaving, is literally run into by a psychology student
played by future international star and Scandinavian superstar
Stellan Skarsgaard, then just beginning his career. He moves her into a co-op of music
students, and decides to cure her. He realizes that sleeping with her
would completely kill the relationship, but the more he knows her, the
more he likes her.
Anita is a Swedish film supposedly based on a real story. Despite the attempts of foreign distributors to market this as an
exploitation film, assigning it titles like "Swedish Nymphet," Anita is really
an honest attempt
to the tragic effects of nymphomania on the afflicted. The original Swedish title is
the unsensational "Anita - from a teenage girl's diary." Because of
its serious treatment of nymphomania as a disease,
Anita is not at all erotic, despite the typically high bar for
Scandinavian nudity. The film could have done a
job, however, at the psychological aspects of her condition, and the
transfer is abysmal, although probably the best source material available.
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:
With a better transfer, this might be a C- for nudity lovers, but, as it is, call it a
D. The image quality is too poor to please flesh-seekers, and the
drama is too lame to satisfy the turtleneck crowd.
- As Anita, Christina Lindberg shows everything in several scenes.
- Danielle Vlaminck, as her mother, shows breasts and bush through a sheer nighty.
- Several unknowns also show body parts.