Åsa-Nisse slår till (1965) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2016.

Commentary

Painfully incoherent. The sexual exploitation is also more prominent than in the later Åse-Nisse films I’ve seen.

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Åsa-Nisse i raketform (1966) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2016.

Categorization

SF farce.

Commentary

A dead formula, poorly applied. Cultural appropriator Jokkmokks-Jokke’s wooden acting stands out as especially painful, which means the overall experience cannot have been too bad. With special effects worthy of the name, it might have been watchable. At least it’s an example of fast motion being used for comedy, which may or may not be influenced by mistakenly playing silent comedies at later frame rates.

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Åsa-Nisse och den stora kalabaliken (1968) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2016.

Categorization

The last film about the character of Åsa-Nisse starring the original actor, John Elfström.

Commentary

A decidedly uneasy and largely unfunny attempt to mix up 1940s characters and actors in the culture of 1968, featuring the Hep Stars as themselves and minor schlager singer Mona Wessman performing her hit “Gå och göm dej, Åke Tråk” in a musical sequence which can only be read as unintentional self-commentary on the part of the producers. Small wonder the franchise was finally buried by the cultural upheaval of the era.

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