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Summer Interlude -- A ballerina launches on a romantic reverie of her affair, years past, with a lover and the tragedy that has led her to the repressed, emotionally closed-off state of her current life.

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Release Date:
26 October 1954 (USA) See more »
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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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The Lost of the Innocence See more (16 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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Aspect Ratio:
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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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
The Lost of the Innocence, 13 April 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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