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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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26 October 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Referenced in Three Scenes with Ingmar Bergman (1975) See more »

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Swan Lake
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Illicit Interlude
29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Illicit Interlude (1951)

** (out of 4)

Ingmar Bergman film about a woman (Maj-Britt Nilsson) who looks back at her first love, which took place during the summer and its tragedy that stuck with her throughout life. Like the above film, this one here shows a lot of nice touches but in the end the director just wasn't able to pull it off like some of his later films. Once again the biggest asset is the performance from Nilsson who delivers all the goods and comes off wonderfully well in the youthful part of her character. There are many nice, touching moments but in the end there's just too many dry and slow spots.


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