Anita is a very young nymphomaniac. Instead of keeping her parents happy by going to school and laying the path for a good future, she hangs around town giving out sex to whatever man she can find. Erik is a psychiatrist who comes in contact with the young Anita and tries to find a way for her to get rid of her behavior.
Up for reviewing is another Swedish erotic drama featuring our queen of movies, Christina Lindberg. Like most titles by her, this one is also forgotten about because all focus is on "Thriller: A Cruel Picture". A fine film, indeed, but Christina Lindberg did plenty of good stuff in the 70's, and one that people should recognize is "Anita". Not that it's as good as either "Thriller", "Sex & Fury" or "Journey To Japan", but it's a fairly interesting film about having sex act as a sickness - nymphomania.
The story is exactly what you would imagine a film about a nymph being - a girl has sex with plenty of guys, and then regrets it and hates herself for it. She eventually meets a guy, Erik, who is a psychiatrist. He tries to help Anita get rid of this obsession, or sickness, she has with sex. Of course he starts getting feelings for her, but he can't date her until she is healthy again. Throw in a few other characters that aren't very important, and some awesome nudity scenes with our lovely Christina (and a lesbo scene!) and you basicly know what this film is all about. But I think it's also interesting to watch films like these because they paint a clear picture of 70's Sweden.
Anita is played by Christina Lindberg, and she plays the nymph to the best of her capabilities and she actually does a good job at it. We know she got her roles because of her great body, but I honestly think she can act. She plays together with a young Stellan Skarsgård, who plays Erik, and they manage to make this film entertaining. I wouldn't say the acting is amazing, but it's good enough to keep the movie interesting.
I can't help but write a little about Christina's body. As most of you know, she had one hell of a natural body. Models just don't look like her, especially not now with all the operations and whatnot. Hell, I'm not even a fan of the extreme shaving that makes women look like babies. "Anita" is a great excuse just to get to see more of Christina. But if you only watch the movie for that, you can watch a few others that feature more first.
I think this is a good film and if you feel you need to find more decent Swedish movies, this is one you might have missed. All the films I have seen with Christina Lindberg in them have been decent, so somehow I think she knew if a movie was good enough to be in. Or maybe she was lucky and only got offers from good films. Who knows? If you're a fan and haven't seen this yet, it's about time you do!