Det kære legetøj

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Det kære legetøj
File:Det kære legetøj (Dansih Blue) 1968 Gabriel Axel.jpg
Directed by Gabriel Axel
Produced by Gabriel Axel
Written by Gabriel Axel
Starring Gurli Taschner
Poul Glargaard
Jesper Klein
Narrated by Holger Juul Hansen
Music by Bertrand Bech
Cinematography Rolf Rønne
Edited by Edith Nisted Nielsen
Release dates
July 29, 1968
Running time
91 min.
Country Denmark
Language Danish

Det kære legetøj (The Dear Toy, also known as Danish Blue), made in 1968 by director Gabriel Axel, is a Danish feature film advocating the legalizing of pornography.[1]

A campaigning film, it mixes interviews, reconstructions and fiction in playful fashion, seeking to ridicule and undermine Denmark's censorship laws at the time. The film may be said to have been successful in its objective, as a year after its release Denmark completely legalized pornography.[2]

The film was banned in France but released in both England and the United States. It started a whole wave of documentary films about pornography in Denmark.[3]



  1. Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema. Scarecrow Press. 31 August 2012. pp. 66–. ISBN 978-0-8108-5524-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Ib Bondebjerg (2012). Virkelighedsbilleder: den moderne danske dokumentarfilm (in Danish). Samfundslitteratur. pp. 195–. ISBN 978-87-593-1629-0.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Peter Schepelern. Filmleksikon (in Danish). Gyldendal A/S. pp. 41–. ISBN 978-87-02-04523-9.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Ebbe Villadsen: Danish Erotic Film Classics (2005)

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