Sjatte Budet (1948)

Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Sweden   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Sjatte Budet was the second, and final, directorial endeavor by veteran Scandinavian film star Stig Jarrel, who also appears in the film as Dr. Krister Ekberg. The plot is implicit in the title, which translates as The Sixth Commandment. That commandment is "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery," and it is studiously ignored by the characters in the film. A past master at thespic double entendre, Jarrel includes several censurable situations in the film, few of which survived when the film was eventually distributed in the U.S. In the principal role of Jane Hagwald, Esther Roeck-Hansen is effective, though her performance is compromised by some surprising ill-chosen camera angles.