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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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Fru Lindström, Harry's faster
Åke Fridell ...
Ludwig Eriksson, Monikas far
Naemi Briese ...
Monikas mor
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Verkmästaren, Harrys arbetskamrat
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Johan, lagerbasen på Forsbergs
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Lelle, Harrys rival
Georg Skarstedt ...
Harrys far
Gösta Ericsson ...
Forsberg, direktör för glas
Gösta Gustafson ...
Forsbergs kamrer
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Försäljare hos Forsbergs
Göthe Grefbo ...
Lagerarbetare hos Fersbergs
Arthur Fischer ...
Chef för grönsakslagret
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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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9 February 1953 (Sweden)  »

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Monika  »

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SEK 484,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Its a poster of Harriet Anderson in this movie that the kid in the film 400 blows from Truffaut, steals from the Cinema. See more »

Quotes

Harry Lund: Monika, I'm going to start night school. You can become an engineer if you keep at it. I've always like engines. I fixed the engine on the boat last autumn.
Monika Eriksson: You study to be an engineer, and then we'll get married, okay? Harry. I think I'm pregnant.
Harry Lund: What? Seriously?
Monika Eriksson: Hmm.
Harry Lund: We have to go back so I can start working. You need proper food.
Monika Eriksson: No, I'm not going back. I want summer to go on just like this. Harry, I don't know anyone as sweet as you.
Harry Lund: Monika, we have to make something real out of our lives....
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Connections

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Soundtracks

OM STRAAKARNA KUNDE SJUNGA
Lyrics by Gardar (Gardar Sahlberg)
Music by Harry Lundqvist
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Great movie. Sensitive and solid story, very good performances.
23 October 1998 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

It is a very sensitive and solid story about love and loss. It fascinates you from the beginning, first of all because of the beauty of the images and then by the credibility of the characters. There's also plenty of small human details which together make a whole masterpiece (The moment that Monika turns and stares to the camera is one of them). Strangely enough, this movie is never mentioned among the best made by Bergman. But it is a great movie.


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