The Seduction of Inga (1969) from Tuna

The Seduction of Inga (1969), aka Inga 2, is Joe Sarno's sequel to his popular Inga, and begins where Inga leaves off, with Marie Liljedahl continuing in the title role.

Karl has left Inga in the city, and she is living in a cheap boarding house run by a madam. She is nearly out of money, and is being pressured into turning tricks to pay her rent. Her neighbor, a young male wannabe song writer and performer, gets her a job as the secretary to a rich middle-aged author. The songwriter falls for Inga, Inga falls for the author, and the author fall only for very young girls, including his daughter, with whom he had a long, incestuous affair.


  • Inger Sundh, as the incestuous daughter, shows breasts in a sex scene, and does a fairly hot lesbian scene with Liljedahl.
  • An unknown seduces the songwriter after he thinks Liljedahl has dumped him
  • Two unknowns have a lesbian sex show in the madam's apartment.
  • After Sarno finished the film and submitted it to the producers, someone cut in some harder core inserts that clearly don't match, so we have breast and bush closeups of Inga and Greta's characters.
  • Sarno claims all of the lesbian footage was shot by him, and that Liljedahl did show headless bush in that scene. Otherwise, Liljedahl is naked through much of the film, and shows breasts and buns and a hint of bush.

Sarno shot the film in Sweden because he felt he could get the best possible crew for the least money, and he was already fluent in the language. He ended up making one of the very best late 60's sexploitation efforts. He always seemed to have a fascination with the psychology of incest, making this a classic Sarno film with many additional plusses:

DVD info from Amazon

The 2-disk DVD set includes both versions of the film (the original R-rated US release and the grindhouse version with the inserts) as well as tons of special features, and another Sarno film. The original release is a very noisy and damaged 4/3, but the grindhouse version is a letterboxed widescreen rendering, and is in generally better shape.

  • It has a real story, character development, and higher production values than the norm in that genre.

  • Marie Liljedahl was an excellent actress and could have had a long career if she had chosen to do so, but she retired upon the film's completion.

  • Sarno was very adept at lighting a scene, liked closeups, and shot them well.

  • The music was first-rate. The sound track was meant to appeal to a younger audience, so Sarno contracted an original score from two young Swedish rock musicians, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Both later became internationally famous as the two "Bs" in the acronym ABBA, and of course as the two male members of that successful group.

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  • IMDB summary. IMDb voters score it 6.0/10. (Statistically meaningless. Only seven votes)
The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even 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. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). 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. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this is a C+ as an excellent example of 60s sexploitation, bordering on art film. It is more of interest today from an historical perspective.

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