Danish Films

Danish movies, cut and banned before the November 1971 liberalisation of the Australian censorship system.


Seventeen

Directed by Annelise Meineche / 1965 / Denmark / IMDb

This was reportedly banned because of ‘sex’ sometime in the late 1960s.
Source: HOBART FILM NEWS, April-June-August 1969.

The FILM CENSORSHIP BULLETIN then lists it as being resubmitted twice for a ‘Suitable only for Adults’ rating.

Date: 10-1970 / Rated: SOA / Length: 7560 feet / Time: 84:00 / Censored by 00:32 / Reason: indecency

Date: 04-1971 / Rated: SOA / Length: 7713 feet / Time: 85:42 / Comment: Reconstructed version

Censored footage

Shane Harrison reports.
This gentle coming-of-age comedy introduces Ole Søltoft’s bumbling, innocent virgin character he refined so well in the BEDROOM MAZURKA series. There may have been other deletions, but it was noticeably cut in two places.

The first was in a comedy sequence where Jacob (Ole Søltoft) attempts to hide a persistent erection.

In the second, Jacob receives an introduction to doggy style sex. In the beginning, there is a brief full-frontal nude shot of his female companion.

Seventeen (1965) - Australian daybill movie poster 1
Daybill via moviemem

The daybill lists Blake Films as the distributor.

Post-November 1971 rating

Resubmitted by Blake Films and passed with an M-rating in February 1984. The videotape ran 83-minutes. This does not appear to have been released.


I Love Blue

Directed by Sven Methling / 1968 / Denmark / IMDb

Date: 07-1970 / Rated: Banned / Length: 7702 feet / Time: 85:35 / Reason: indecency

Post-November 1971 rating

Resubmitted by Star Films and passed with an R-rating in March 1972. The print ran 7702-feet (85:35), the same length as the version that was previously banned.


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