Directed by: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Lars Lind, Leif Nymark, Stig Törnblom
Language: Swedish | Subtitles: English
Also known as: 490 più 1 = 491
Description: Six youth criminals are chosen to participate in a social experiment, named “Guesthouse Objectivity” (Pensionatet Sakligheten), where they are assigned to live together in an apartment while being supervised by two forgiving social workers.
The title “491” is based on the words of Christ for forgiveness. “Then Peter came to him and said: Lord, how often should I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? Jesus said to him, I tell you, not seven times but seventy times seven.” (Matt. 18:22). 70 x 7 is 490, but the question is whether the 491th time also will be forgiven.