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491 is a 1964 Swedish black and white film, directed by Vilgot Sjöman, based on a novel by Lars Görling.

Tagline: It is written that 490 times you can sin and be forgiven. This motion picture is about the 491st.

This controversial film about male homosexuality was first banned in Sweden, but released after reediting. Amongst other things, a scene in which a woman is raped by a dog was cut. The film was also banned in Norway until 1971.

The reactions from especially conservative elements in Sweden against this film were of disgust and outrage, and it was one of the reasons why the Christian Democratic Party was founded in 1965.

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