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Original title Duett för kannibaler
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
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Awards
Classification Allowed from age 15
Dialogue
Swedish release 1969-09-24

Cast

Lars Ekborg
Arthur Bauer, f d revolutionsledare

Adriana Asti
Francesca, hans hustru

Gösta Ekman
Tomas, Bauers sekreterare

Agneta Ekmanner
Ingrid, Tomas hustru

Britta Brunius
Fru Grundberg

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Plot summary

Tomas and Ingrid, two young left-wing radicals, live in a relationship that has cooled off. One day Tomas applies for a job with a middle-aged exiled revolutionary, Dr. Bauer. The doctor is...

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Cast

Lars Ekborg Arthur Bauer, f d revolutionsledare
Adriana Asti Francesca, hans hustru
Gösta Ekman Tomas, Bauers sekreterare
Agneta Ekmanner Ingrid, Tomas hustru
Britta Brunius Fru Grundberg
Stig Engström Lars
Gunnar "Knas" Lindkvist En man på kafé

Companies

Production Company Sandrew Film & Teater AB
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) Sandrew Film & Teater AB
Distributor in Sweden (DCP) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 2018
Laboratory AB Film-Labor

Plot summary

Tomas and Ingrid, two young left-wing radicals, live in a relationship that has cooled off. One day Tomas applies for a job with a middle-aged exiled revolutionary, Dr. Bauer. The doctor is busy putting together an account of his life, and he employs Tomas to sort out his correspondence and diary notes. Both Bauer and his wife Francesca seem to be suffering from unspecific, unexpressed illnesses. Bauer demands that Tomas moves in to keep Francesca company. Jealousy breaks out in various directions, and they all clash.

Thriller, drama, political-erotic film – it is not easy to put Duet for Cannibals into any one genre. Sweden was where the American author, critic, director and debater Susan Sontag made her first film. The film company Sandrew, which co-produced several French New Wave directors, including Jean-Luc Godard and Agnès Varda, contacted Sontag. Sandrew ended up producing two films by Sontag: Duet for Cannibals and Brother Carl. Both have been digitally restored by the Swedish Film Institute, with English subtitles.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 107986
Date 1969-04-28
Classification Allowed from age 15
Original length 2900 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 530, 525, 520, 525, 480, 320.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Sound system Optical mono
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2900 meter
Length in minutes 106 min
Reels 6 rullar


Production location

Inspelad i privat villa på Månvägen, Lidingö. 1968-10-06 1968-11-15

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1969-09-24 Grand Stockholm 106 min
First showing 1969-09-24 Grand Stockholm 106 min
Festival showing 2015-03-02 Victoria Stockholm Sweden 105 min Tempo dokumentärfilmfestival 2015. Fokus Susan Sontag.

Soundtrack listing

Original title Musik i urval


Awards

The Swedish Film Institute's Quality Grant Stockholm 1970 (bidrag om 113 720,69 kr)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders. For enquiries please contact filmarkivet@filminstitutet.se

Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2858


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2877


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2859


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Duplicate positive
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Original picture negative
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2900


Element type Sound negative
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2900


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title Susan Sontag DUETT FÖR KANNIBALER
Tryckeri Tryckeri AB Småland


Holdings Scripts

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Duo för kannibaler. Susan Sontag. Augusti - oktober 1968
Extent 125 s.
Language Swedish


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Duet for cannibals. 87-12-14.
Extent 25 s.
Language English


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Duett för kannibaler. Trailer. Duet for cannibals.
Extent 1 s.
Language English


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Dialoglista. Duett för kannibaler.
Extent 38 s.
Language Swedish


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 36 s.
Language English


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Dialoglista. Duett för kannibaler. Produktion 334.
Extent 24 s.
Language Swedish


Script type Synopsis
Script title Duet for cannibals. Susan Sontag.
Extent 9 si.
Language English


Holdings Stills

Black and white print SET
Behind the scenes prints 1
Album No


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material


Other manifestations of this work

Digitized

Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Frames per second 24
Length in minutes 106 min
Dialogue


Holdings Film

Gauge WAV


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