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Relations: The Love Story From Denmark

Director: Brandon Chase, Hans Abramson Run Time: 90 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 1969 Language: English (dubbed)

Starring: Bjørn Puggaard-Müller, Gertie Jung, Jeanne Darville

RELATIONS: THE LOVE STORY FROM DENMARK is a bleak look at the doomed relationship between a sixteen year old girl and her well-to-do married lover.

Although targeted to the American market to satiate the desire for “naughty Denmark,” Relations: the Love Story from Denmark (“Sonja – 16 år”) actually attempts social commentary through its bleak representation of the doomed relationship between a 16 year old girl from the streets named Sonja and her married factory owner lover, Pegel. Pegel becomes obsessed in his lust for Sonja but the more he discovers about her, the more mired he is in her mystery. She, in turn, exploits him. Co-directed by Hans Abramson and Brandon Chase, Relations: the Love Story From Denmark is a sex film that’s not really a sex film. As Jack Stevenson writes, “Hiding in all these sexy porn movies was some fascinating social commentary, if anybody noticed.” This film aims for something more.

Part of the Nitehawk Naughties SCANDINAVIAN EROTIC CINEMA program.