Svezia, inferno e paradiso (1968) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.5/ 10 (120 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
AVCO Embassy Pictures [us]
Caravel Film [it]
P.A.C. [fr]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Italy) - 4 September 1968
(Japan) - 21 December 1968
(France) - 25 June 1969
(USA) - 20 August 1969
(Sweden) - 28 December 1972

Running Time
Sweden:85 (cut version)

Sweden... where the facts of life are stranger than fiction!

abortion, adoption, atomic-refuge, bar, biker, birth, bourgeoisie, car-theft, catfight, childbirth, cinema-verite, cooperative-family, demographics, derelict-house, doctor, drinking-laws, drunkard, environmental-protection, exploitation, female-stockinged-feet, female-stockinged-legs, freedom-of-the-press, girl-band, graffiti, gymnastics,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Purdom, Edmund as (voice) [Narrator (English version)]
  2. Salerno, Enrico Maria as (voice) [Narrator]
  3. Topart, Jean as (voice) [Narrator (French version)]
  4. Liljedahl, Marie as (uncredited) [Teddyboys' victim]


  1. Documentary

Full Plot

Edmund Purdom narrates a pseudo-documentary about sexuality in Sweden. It shows contraceptives for teen girls, lesbian nightclubs, wife swapping, porno movies, biker gangs, and Walpurgis Night celebrations. It also examines Sweden's purported drug, drinking and suicide problems. It features the original appearance of the Piero Umiliani's nonsense song "Mah N Mah N" which was later popularized by "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show". Anonymous The film is made up essentially of nine sketches with a voice off narrator linking the scenes. Those sketches were described thus in the English poster devised for theatrical distribution in the UK and the USA: The Love Cruise: A training trip for turned-on teens. The Bachelorette Party: A bride-to-be's last fling. The Public Library of Private Thrills: Government erotica. Moonlighting Nudes: Meter-maids by day - models at night. The Swap Shop: A trade-in deal for married couples only. The Polar Bare Club: The world's most beautiful snow-girls. Stockolm Strip: A haven for hippies, where everything is free. Communal for Survival: The radiation-proof city beneath a city. Stockolm's Students: A love generation that practices what it preaches. Artemis-9 Plot not found

Movie Certificate

X (UK)
15 (Sweden)(cut)
VM14 (Italy)
(Banned) (Sweden)(original rating)

Music Composers

  1. Umiliani, Piero


  1. Racca, Claudio


AVCO Embassy Pictures [us] - (1969) (worldwide) (theatrical) (English dubbed version)
Avanz Entertainment [jp] - (2004) (Japan) (DVD)
Klubb Super 8 Video [se] - (2008) (Sweden) (all media)
P.A.C. [fr] - (1968) (France) (all media) (French dubbed version)

Film Editors

  1. Scattini, Luigi

Other Titles

  1. Schweden - Hölle oder Paradies? (1968) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  2. Sweden: Heaven and Hell (1968) (ENG)

  3. Sweden: Heaven and Hell (1968) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden


- The opening credits end with this warning: «Tutti le scene del film sono state girate dal vero e ispirate e riferite alla realtà. Ogni riferimento a fatti e a personne NON è casuele.» (All the scenes of this film were turned live. and inspired and referred to real life. All references to facts and people are NOT coincidences.)