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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful:

The wonderful movie I never will forget

10/10
Author: Glibert from United States
31 July 2005

I saw the movie in Hungary with my girl friend in 1955. I was 21 years old and she was 19. My girl friend was a simple little girl who never was yet in love with anybody. She loved me very much and I started to love her after the ending of a previous affair with a girl who left me for a wealthy man. She was so similar to Kerstin. She became my Kerstin. I even called her in my mind Kerstin and those who knew us and saw the movie also called her Kerstin. (It was a very popular movie in Hungary and many people saw it). The movie had the greatest impression on us, ..even more so on me.. The story of true love. I fall in love with my Kerstin and married her a year later....49 years ago. I still love my Kerstin. I would love to buy the movie in DVD or in any other format. Could anybody help? Is it available?

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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful:

Great, old-fashioned love story

Author: fozzy-hd from Heidelberg, Germany
22 May 2001

I saw this movie the first time yesterday. I´ve had the tape for about two years, but I was not so interested in it. But now I´m very glad about having watched it, because it is a great, old-fashioned love story containing a warm kind of romance, you cannot find in actual movies. The story is quite simple: student from the city falls in love with girl from the country. She is not allowed to love him, but nevertheless they do...

The scene, showing both naked taking a bath in a beautiful swedish lake, caused 1951 a scandal. Funny, about what harmless stuff people got annoyed in former times... 9/10

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

Wonderful movie

7/10
Author: mjmelen from Severna Park, MD
6 April 2003

This is a simple "boy meets girl" "parents/adults don't understand us" film, but a very well done one. Ulla Jacobsson is captivating in the lead. I like her performance here better than in "Smiles of a Summer Night", although the latter is the better film. I also found "One Summer of Happiness" interesting for what it said about post-war Sweden. Well done.

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful:

Underrated, simple love story - glorious Ulla Jacobsson!

Author: Max (tigermax@bellsouth.net) from Atlanta, GA
17 September 2003

This charming film should be restored and reissued. Its story line is simple, perhaps a bit trite. However, the central character Kerstin presents us with a rare glimpse of the blossoming of youth, emerging from innocence to passion to tragedy in a short season. No spectacular acting here, but one senses a freshness and spontaneity rarely grasped in low budget productions. No specific message here, other than raw warmth followed by pain and despair. Too bad Ulla was not discovered and well directed later on! We missed a great actress. (We named our first daughter after her character long before she was born!)

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful:

A piece of history (of sorts)

Author: Gabbe from Gothemburg, Sweden
12 October 2002

This film was upon it´s release subject to much attention, not only in Sweden, but across most of Europe. This perhaps not due to any particular cineastic greatness but rather the rather candid nude swimming scene (perhaps the first in a non-adult feature film making it past the scissors of the censors) which sparked somewhat of an outcry amongst morality watchdogs.

In short, this film acted as sort of a springbord for a new wave of filmmaking in nothern Europe.

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