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Release Date:
9 February 1953 (Sweden) See more »
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A Picture for Wide Screens and Broad Minds See more »
Plot:
Harry Lund is a nineteen year old young man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen year old... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Harriet Andersson ... Monika Eriksson
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
Bengt Eklund ... Förste man på grönsakslagret
Hans Ellis ... Svensson
Ivar Wahlgren ... Gorän
Catrin Westerlund ... Goräns dotter
Carl-Uno Larsson ... Hasse, Monikas yngre bror
Hanny Schedin ... Fru Boman
Kjell Nordenskiöld ... Hjälten i filmen
Margaret Young ... Hjältinnan i filmen
Nils Hultgren ... Lyndevall, kyrkoherde
Ernst Brunman ... Tobakshandlare
Sten Mattsson ... Harrys kompis på verkstaden
Magnus Kesster ... Harrys arbetskamrat
Carl-Axel Elfving ... Harrys arbetskamrat
Bengt Brunskog ... Sicke, Monikas kavaljer
Wiktor Andersson ... Ölgubbe tillsammans
Birger Sahlberg ... Ölgubbe tillsammans
Nils Whiten ... Lumphandlare
Tor Borong ... Lumphandlare
Einar Söderbäck ... Lumphandlare
Mona Geijer-Falkner ... En fru på gården som klagar
Astrid Bodin ... En fru i gärdsfönstret
Gun Östring ... Sköterska
Sven Löfgren ... Lastbilschauffören bakom Harry
Uno Larsson ... En man med basker
Marianne Lindén ... June, Monikas och Harrys lilla dotter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Ahlin ... Vilaägare (uncredited)
Anders Andelius ... En av Monikas kavaljerer (uncredited)
Renée Björling ... Görans fru (uncredited)
Jessie Flaws ... Villaägarens dotter (uncredited)
Gert Fylking ... En man (uncredited)
Gustaf Färingborg ... En man på grönsakslagret (uncredited)
Gordon Löwenadler ... En av Monikas kavaljerer (uncredited)
Mona Åstrand ... En flicka (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ingmar Bergman  uncredited
Per Anders Fogelström  novel (uncredited)
Per Anders Fogelström  screenplay

Produced by
Allan Ekelund .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter (US version)
Erik Nordgren 
Eskil Eckert-Lundin (uncredited)
Walle Söderlund (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gunnar Fischer 
 
Film Editing by
Tage Holmberg (uncredited)
Gösta Lewin (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
P.A. Lundgren 
 
Sound Department
Sven Hansen .... sound
Eskil Lindberg .... sound (uncredited)
Sven Rudestedt .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Huch .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bengt Nordwall .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eskil Eckert-Lundin .... orchestrator (as E. Eckert-Lundin)
 
Other crew
Kroger Babb .... presenter (re-edited US version)
Carl M. Lundh .... mask
Tor Borong .... technical assistant (uncredited)
Birgit Norlindh .... continuity clerk (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sommaren med Monika" - Sweden (original title)
"Monika" - USA (MIFED title), USA (video box title)
"Monika, the Story of a Bad Girl" - USA
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Runtime:
96 min | USA:62 min (re-edited version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (AGA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:18 (2012) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (cut) | UK:PG (video rating) (1994) | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
Jerald Intrator was hired by U.S. distributor, Kroger Babb, to shoot a few additional nude inserts and supervise the U.S. dub and re-scoring by Les Baxter.See more »
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Referenced in Sommaren med Göran (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
OM STRAAKARNA KUNDE SJUNGASee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Considered by many Bergman's first truly important film, 11 April 2012
Author: runamokprods from US

The first half recalls Bergman's earlier 'Summer Interlude'. But the second half goes further and explores the 'what if' of the summer romance between teens; moving into parenthood, marriage, and disillusionment.

The acting is excellent, and unlike 'Summer Interlude' these actors look close to the naive age they're playing.

The film's point of view sometimes felt a bit one sided to me with 'bad girl' Monika, from a crude, poor family, less willing to extend herself than her upper-class boyfriend Harry. Of course, along with being selfish she is also the more complex and fascinating character, especially as played by the young Harriett Andersson.

Some critics make the argument – with merit – that the film doesn't judge Monika,the audience does. Indeed, it could be argued that the film is meant to make us question our own judgment of a poor girl who is brought up with dreams of marriage as a glamorous escape, and not just a humdrum existence. It's not for nothing the heroine is obsessed with Hollywood love stories.

Andersson's performance may be the first of the many hyper-real and extremely complex characters in Bergman's body of work, transcending 'type' and moral judgment.

The film was beloved by the French New wave filmmakers, who saw in it's complex attitude (and very brief nudity) a throwing off of the shackles of conventional characters and storytelling.

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