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Release Date:
26 October 1954 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The most INTIMATE love story ever told See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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One lovely summer... See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emmy Albiin ... Uncle Erland's faithful old servant (uncredited)
Gerd Andersson ... Ballet dancer (uncredited)
John Botvid ... Karl, janitor at the (uncredited)
Ernst Brunman ... The captain (uncredited)
Julia Cæsar ... Maja, dresser (uncredited)
Eskil Eckert-Lundin ... Orchestrator at the theatre (uncredited)
Carl-Axel Elfving ... Man delievering flowers to Marie (uncredited)
Douglas Håge ... Nisse, janitor at the Opera (uncredited)
Torsten Lilliecrona ... Ljus-Pelle (uncredited)
Sten Mattsson ... Sailor on the boat (uncredited)
Olav Riégo ... The doctor (uncredited)
Monique Roeger ... Ballet dancer (uncredited)
Marianne Schüler ... Ballet dancer (uncredited)
Gun Skoogberg ... Stand-in for (uncredited)
Göte Stergel ... Ballet dancer (uncredited)
Carl Ström ... Sandell (uncredited)
Gösta Ström ... Karlsson, at the theatre (uncredited)
Fylgia Zadig ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ingmar Bergman 
Herbert Grevenius 

Produced by
Allan Ekelund .... producer
 
Original Music by
Erik Nordgren 
Bengt Wallerström (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gunnar Fischer 
 
Film Editing by
Oscar Rosander 
 
Production Design by
Nils Svenwall 
 
Makeup Department
Carl M. Lundh .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gösta Ström .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Sven Hansen .... sound
Sven Rudestedt .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Aaby Wedin .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Huch .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bengt Järnmark .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Rune Andréasson .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eskil Eckert-Lundin .... conductor (as E. Eckert Lundin)
 
Other crew
Ingegerd Ericsson .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Sol-Britt Norlander .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sommarlek" - Sweden (original title)
"Illicit Interlude" - USA
"Summerplay" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
96 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:S | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1994) | USA:Not Rated

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Marie:Let me mourn my youth alone.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
One lovely summer..., 7 October 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Actually there is nothing wrong with Summer Interlude as such, it's just that I don't think it is quite on the same level as Ingmar Bergman's very best. Bergman's direction is as always superb. The cinematography positively shimmers, and the images of the sunny Swedish countryside are beautiful to look at. The writing is thought-provoking, affecting in its honesty and sweet in how it deals with the romantic elements. The story still has the dramatic intensity and structural complexity that helps to form the best of Bergman's films. The two lead characters are touching and are likable, Marie being world-weary and Henrik being timid. The acting helps to reflect that, especially Maj-Britt Nilsson whose performance is so sensitive that you wonder why she wasn't in more after this and Secrets of Women. Birger Malmsten is not quite in the same league but gives a well-contrasted performance still. All in all, a lovely film if not quite among Bergman's very best movies. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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