Bedside-films' is a series of eight feature
films directed by John Hilbard in
1970-1976, and form part of the wave of erotic films from Denmark.
The eight films are connected by the Danish word "sengekant"
(bedside) in the title of each film. They were produced by the film
company Palladium, starring Danish actor Ole Søltoft
in all except Motorvej på
All the Bedside
-films had many pornographic sex scenes
(hardcore in Der må være en sengekant
and Sømænd på
; softcore in the rest), but were never the less
considered mainstream films. They all had mainstream casts and
crews, and were shown in mainstream cinemas and reviewed in
national newspapers etc.
Another Danish film company, Happy Film
made a similar series called the Zodiac-films
, also starring Ole Søltoft
. All of these films had
hardcore-scenes, but were nonetheless also considered
mainstream-productions, with mainstream casts and crews. The first
Danish sex comedies were made in the 1960s, but Ole Ege's
(1972) was the first to
have hardcore sex-scenes.
- Ebbe Villadsen: Danish Erotic Film Classics