Inga (1967) from Tuna

Inga (1967) was certainly the most erotic film to date when released in Sweden in 1967, and is regarded by many as one of the most erotic films of all time. Recently widowed Monica Strömmerstedt is living off a small inheritance left her by her late husband, and keeping a much younger man, Casten Lassen. When her sister dies, and her 17 year old niece, Inga (Marie Liljedahl) comes to live with her, an even greater strain is placed on her finances. Thomas Ungewitter, old friend of her husband and notorious letch offers some help.


Medium-core sex film. See the main commentary
He needs a companion on his arm for parties, and a regular sex partner. For this, he is willing to help out with finances. He has Strömmerstedt in mind, but Strömmerstedt hits on the bright idea of giving him Inga.

I hesitate to give away the ending, as it is something of a surprise, and this film is well worth renting, if only for its historical importance. Strömmerstedt shows her buns twice, Liljedahl, in her first of 8 roles in the genre, shows breasts and buns, and a hint of bush through a nightgown, and three unidentified women show breasts. There was a good deal of nostalgia here, with mini-skirts, short-shorts, and a freewheeling sexual attitude.

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IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, I give this a full C+, the highest possible for a soft-X adult film. It is a good bet for couples, and has plenty of plot to go with the sex and nudity.

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