Film Censorship Jan'60-Apr'70: P


 

 

 

 

Persona

Directed by Ingmar Bergman / 1966 / Sweden / IMDb

Information provided by Shane Harrison from viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.
Censored footage 00:45

Discussion about sex.

 

Information from Mike Richards's viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.

Dirty Pix
Mike Richards
Cinema Papers issue 2, April 1974

At another point the aptly named Department of Customs and Excise jibbed at showing certain pieces of dialogue and placed it instead in the program. Hence, the following extract from the English subtitles of Ingmar Bergman’s PERSONA.

“She helped him off with his jeans and shirt and then he was on top of her. She showed him how and held him (sic) by his (sic) fanny." (Typographical errors or was the Department really in a bad way?)

"I turned over and said: ‘Won’t you come to me now?’ I felt it as I’d never felt it before. He gripped me by the shoulders and bent backwards and thrust again and again. Katerina lay on her side watching and holding from behind and when he was through she took him in her arms and finished herself off with his hand and gave a shrill cry."

 

Resubmitted and passed uncut with an M (Sexual references, Adult themes) rating in November 2004.


  

 

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