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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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9 February 1953 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 484,000 (estimated)
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Passion and conscience
29 August 2005 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Monika is going for the Summer of her life. No longer a child she dreams of freedom and living the most of her own existence. She finds herself in the middle of a struggle between her tedious family life and work and the pungent idealistic thoughts that cross her mind. When she finds an ally- Harry, the love between them comes spontaneously and the escape from their misfortune seems possible. And then the summer comes to heat their naked skins as they reveal their bodies and souls to find the freedom they were looking for. As they feel freedom approaching they're caught by human fate. Monika is an adult now, the summer has ended. Ideals are dead and there is no freedom for mortals. Still life goes on. (More life still goes on.) No place for pessimism in this brilliant film by Ingmar Bergman. A very conscientious look into the passage to adulthood, still hopeful as it is firmly connected with the nature of beings, as it is full of passion for life as it is.


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