Nattlek 1966

Nattlek 1966

Nattlek 1966

Nattlek 1966
1h 45min | Drama | 12 September 1966 (Sweden)

Storyline:

A man who has severe sexual and emotional inhibitions returns to his childhood home and recalls the debauched events that contributed to his current troubles.

User review:

There is a reason why this film is unknown and forgotten. “Nattlek” is quite bad. It is not as good as Mai Zetterling’s “Älskande Par” or “the Girls” (which I consider as the best Swedish film ever made).

I was looking forward to seeing this film. It was released on DVD in Sweden, so I jumped at the chance to watch it. It sounded good, or at least interesting. Ingrid Thulin, who was always a good actress, was typecast here as a neurotic mother to a little boy, (reminds me of the decadence in “the Damned” by Visconti). When the boy is an adult he takes with him his girlfriend to the castle where he grew up and they face his childhood demons.

The girlfriend played by fresh faced Lena Brundin gives the film some humanity but she has to play opposite Keve Hjelm who is very dull and plays his role in the pretentious acting style people back then thought was serious and worthy. Famous Swedish jazz singer Monica Zetterlund livens things up but has a too brief part in this film.

Crazy party guests and relatives try to give the film a feeling of Fellini and Bergman without any feeling or depth. Borrowing fashionable ingredients from other films does not an art-house classic make. The film is interesting to watch as a document of its time. The arty psychodrama films went out of style. This type of film killed itself.

Director: Mai Zetterling
Writers: David Hughes, Mai Zetterling (screenplay)
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Keve Hjelm, Jörgen Lindström
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish
Release Date: 12 September 1966 (Sweden)
Also Known As: Night Games
Filming Locations: Penningby Castle, Stockholms län, Sweden

Nattlek 1966

Nattlek 1966

Nattlek 1966

Nattlek 1966

Nattlek 1966

Nattlek 1966

Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 3.21 GiB
Duration : 1 h 40 min
Overall bit rate : 4 556 kb/s

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7 Responses to Nattlek 1966

  1. pong says:

    nitroflare link please. thanks. 🙂

  2. bhm says:

    Better copy added

  3. David Rayner says:

    Although understandably passed with an ‘X’ certificate at the time by the British Board of Film Censors, “Night Games” was given a general release in Great Britain in May, 1967, on Rank’s Odeon circuit, playing week long engagements. That was very unusual at the time for a foreign film with English subtitles. So it must have been considered worth releasing. Because of it’s mother and son incestual content, it would never get a nationwide cinema release today. But that just goes to show much freer the cinema was 53 years ago to show such things. As far as I know, there is no DVD of the film commercially available in either the US or the UK, although there are DVD-R’s of it around for those who want to track one down. I’ve seen them turn up on eBay from time to time. Groundbreaking scene for its time: The mother, who is more than a bit deranged, likes reading her young son erotic bed time stories in order to sexually arouse him, so she can hit him and shout at him when he begins playing with himself over them. Imagine the uproar if a scene like that was shown in a cinema these days.

  4. bhm says:

    Better copy added.

  5. Master says:

    Fully agree with David’s comment. Even more so than in 2020!

  6. bhm says:

    1080p version added.

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