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While waiting for the night rehearsal of the ballet Swan Lake, the lonely twenty-eight year-old ballerina Marie receives a diary through the mail. She travels by ferry to an island nearby ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maj-Britt Nilsson ...
Marie
Birger Malmsten ...
Henrik
Alf Kjellin ...
David Nyström
Annalisa Ericson ...
Kaj, ballet dancer
Georg Funkquist ...
Uncle Erland
Stig Olin ...
Ballet Master
Mimi Pollak ...
Mrs. Calwagen, Henrik's aunt
Renée Björling ...
Aunt Elisabeth
Gunnar Olsson ...
The Priest
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While waiting for the night rehearsal of the ballet Swan Lake, the lonely twenty-eight year-old ballerina Marie receives a diary through the mail. She travels by ferry to an island nearby Stockholm, where she recalls her first love Henrik. Thirteen years ago, while traveling to spend her summer vacation with her aunt Elisabeth and her uncle Erland, Marie meets Henrik in the ferry and sooner they fall in love for each other. They spend summer vacation together when a tragedy separates them and Marie builds a wall affecting her sentimental life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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An intimate love story - frank, fresh and delightful in its telling! See more »

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26 October 1954 (USA)  »

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Illicit Interlude  »

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SEK 434,000 (estimated)
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Marie: I'd like to cry all this week and next. Cry away all my shabbiness and all the wasted time. Funny... I can't seem to cry. If I really search inside myself I'm actually... happy!
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Swan Lake
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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lovely "little" film
13 August 2000 | by (OL MUFC Eire) – See all my reviews

This is a film, quite simply, I went out to buy on video. I thought it was lovely -in its proper sense- and a nice change from the big man's subsequent, more serious projects. The film recaptures youth's giddy, carefree, brief love affairs ...and its comeuppance, its consequences in future life. Anyone who's been in love around that age will know it always remains within you, like a shameful secret, a cherished hurt ("ah, if only I had...") for a long, long time, no matter what turn things take, however successful one can become (the protagonist : a ballerina). Bergman was already showing his knowledge of human nature. ...Of course, the story (the first part of the film) doesn't meet a "happy ending". What can I say : lovely, and not least for the Swedish language !

PS-Recently, in a program on the history of exploitation (i.e. naughty films) and censorship in the US, it was revealed that quite a few scenes, showing the heroine skinny-dipping in the lake with not much on, were routinely added to this movie !!


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