Vibration (1968) from Tuna

Vibration (Lejonsommar) (1968) is a Swedish art film whose main purpose was to show breasts and buns. It is the story of a struggling author who summers at an artists colony on an island off the coast of Denmark. 

The author, played by Sven-Bertil Taube, falls instantly in lust with Margareta Sjödin, but dumps her rather quickly in favor of Essy Persson, an actress relaxing in the colony for the summer. Persson was Sweden's answer to Bardot, and has every bit as much sex appeal and acting ability. 

Sparse dialogue, and lots of close ups of body parts made for easy dubbing, which is marginally adequate. 


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Both women show breasts and buns, mostly outdoors. IMDB lists it, but doesn't even have enough votes for a rating. 

DVD info from Amazon.

  • Widescreen 

  • no features

The film is in B&W, and is chiefly interesting for the exposure from these two incredible women, and for its place in the history of sex in cinema. It is a solid piece of late 60's European art house erotica, and this is the first time it has appeared on home video.

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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, the film is a C.

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