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Summer with Monika (1953)

Sommaren med Monika (original title)
Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old 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... See full summary »

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Lars Ekborg ...
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 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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SEK 484,000 (estimated)
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Turning Point in Bergman's Life
2 April 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A sad tale of two lovers who meet in a high emotional state and break up because the lady, Monika becomes bored with the relationship. About the highs and lows of love. Very beautiful in depicting the relationship between Harry and Monika. Its easy to sympathize with Harry because no matter how hard he tries to make Monika happy he always seems to fail. It was during the filming of this movie that Ingmar Bergman left his wife for the actress, Harriet Andersson(an act which he would regret and influence him for the rest of his career). This act would greatly influence Wild Strawberries(1957), Persona(1966), The Touch(1971), Cries & Whispers(1972), and would inspire the Liv Ullman film, Faithless. The director delivers a film of powerful emotions and raw feelings. Harriet Andersson is magnificent as the title character. Sommaren Med Monika/Monika(1953) is the first of many great motion pictures for the legendary filmmaker and visual poet, Ingmar Bergman.


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