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Summer with Monika (1953)
"Sommaren med Monika" (original title)

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Harry Lund is a nineteen year old young man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen year old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lars Ekborg ...
Harry Lund
Dagmar Ebbesen ...
Fru Lindström, Harry's faster
Åke Fridell ...
Ludwig Eriksson, Monikas far
Naemi Briese ...
Monikas mor
Åke Grönberg ...
Verkmästaren, Harrys arbetskamrat
Sigge Fürst ...
Johan, lagerbasen på Forsbergs
John Harryson ...
Lelle, Harrys rival
Georg Skarstedt ...
Harrys far
Gösta Ericsson ...
Forsberg, direktör för glas
Gösta Gustafson ...
Forsbergs kamrer
Gösta Prüzelius ...
Försäljare hos Forsbergs
Göthe Grefbo ...
Lagerarbetare hos Fersbergs
Arthur Fischer ...
Chef för grönsakslagret
Torsten Lilliecrona ...
Chaufför på grönsakslagret
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Harry Lund is a nineteen year old young man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen year old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town, Harry gets his father's boat and they spend the summer together in an isolated island. Monika gets pregnant, and Harry decides to marry her. He grows-up, gets a job and returns to his studies, trying to improve their lives and raise their daughter June, while Monika just wants to have fun. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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En film om unga känslor. Djärv! Frispråkig! Chockerande! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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9 February 1953 (Sweden)  »

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Monika  »

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SEK 484,000 (estimated)
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The film's then ground-breaking nudity led to its American distributor snapping up the film sight unseen and marketing it along the lines of a Russ Meyer picture. It remains the most widely seen Ingmar Bergman film in the US. See more »

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OM STRAAKARNA KUNDE SJUNGA
Lyrics by Gardar (Gardar Sahlberg)
Music by Harry Lundqvist
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A subtle and beautiful movie
19 January 2001 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

Why should you see this movie? I can think many reasons: Because it has beautiful and perfect scenes, because it was made in the 50's and it's amazingly contemporary, because the characters are extremely interesting... This kind of movies shows us that there's no need to spend 10 million dollars to produce a film... It proves us that a simple story, with a simple production can be more transcendental than a film that cost millions.

The story is simple, but it forces us to think about freedom, love, oppression, decision, and about the things we can or cannot change about ourselves and the others. As a conclusion, I can say that seeing this movie is a worthy experience.


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