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Summer Interlude (1951)
"Sommarlek" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  26 October 1954 (USA)
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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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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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26 October 1954 (USA)  »

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Illicit Interlude  »

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Marie: Let me mourn my youth alone.
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Referenced in Three Scenes with Ingmar Bergman (1975) See more »

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Swan Lake
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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The Lost of the Innocence
13 April 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While waiting for the night rehearsal of the ballet Swan Lake, the lonely twenty-eight year-old ballerina Marie (Maj-Britt Nilsson) receives a diary through the mail. She travels by ferry to an island nearby Stockholm, where she recalls her first love Henrik (Birger Malmsten). Thirteen years ago, while traveling to spend her summer vacation with her aunt Elisabeth (Renée Björling) and her uncle Erland (Georg Funkquist), 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.

"Sommarlek" is a simple little film of the great director Ingmar Bergman in the beginning of his successful career. The plot discloses through flashbacks a tragic and timeless love story affecting the life of the lead character that builds a wall to protect her sentiments and loses her innocence with her corrupt uncle. The cinematography, landscapes, sceneries and camera work are awesome, using magnificent locations and unusual angles to shot the movie. Maj-Britt Nilsson and Birger Malmsten have great performances in this beautiful and melancholic film. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Juventude" ("Youth")


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