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Sommaren med Monika
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Summer with Monika -- Harry steals a boat to spend the summer alone on an island with his lover, Monika. But when the couple returns home, their clashing personalities drive them apart.

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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)

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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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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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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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Time with Monika, 15 June 2008
Author: zolaaar from Berlin, GER

Nouvelle vague from Skandinavia. It is one of those films in Bergman's oeuvre which hasn't completely lost the hope for the good and love yet and from that period, Sommaren med Monika is probably his most impressive work. The film is an ode to the vitality and joie de vivre of the youth, about it's rebellion and breaking out, exploring and checking and therefore, compared to Bergman's sixties, a pretty hopeful take on life. For the first half at least, until the couple is confronted with reality after a few days of liberation and from now on, they have to suffer the loss of their courage, spirit of adventure, the faith in each other and consequently the loss of their young love. The wonderful time with Monika does not remain - the only thing everyone can bank on.

It's remarkable, now from a perspective of more than 50 years ahead, how this film is (also) a homage to Harriet Andersson. At that time, there hardly was a similarly fresh, natural and at the same time sublime appearance in Europe's auteur cinema. With every shot, Bergman and cinematographer Gunnar Fischer capture her beauty and lightness perfectly. In one of the earliest nude scenes of European cinema they underline her innocent naturalness and love for nature, a naturalism in acting which is Andersson's strength when you think of the death scene in Cries and Whispers or the madness of Karin in Through a Glass Darkly. Her face, her entire guise stands, next to Liv Ullmann's, Bibi Andersson's or Ingrid Thulin's, for more than half a decade of superb Swedish cinema history.

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