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A Lesson in Love (1954)
"En lektion i kärlek" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 March 1960 (USA)
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After 15 years of marriage, David and Marianne have grown apart. David has had an affair with a patient of his and Marianne has got herself involved with her former lover Carl-Adam, who's ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Eva Dahlbeck ...
Marianne Erneman
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David Erneman
Yvonne Lombard ...
Susanne Verin
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Nix, David's Daughter
Åke Grönberg ...
Carl-Adam
Olof Winnerstrand ...
Professor Henrik Erneman
Birgitte Reimer ...
Lise, the Girl in Bar (as Birgitte Reimers)
John Elfström ...
Sam, the Erneman's Chauffeur
Renée Björling ...
Svea Erneman
Dagmar Ebbesen ...
Nurse Lisa
Sigge Fürst ...
Vicar at the wedding
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After 15 years of marriage, David and Marianne have grown apart. David has had an affair with a patient of his and Marianne has got herself involved with her former lover Carl-Adam, who's also David's best friend. When she travels to Copenhagen to meet Carl-Adam, David takes the same train as she does, making it look coincidental. Spending time together remembering their past and talking about their future, they come to understand each other again, which leads to a reconciliation. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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a perfect example of a successful comedy
20 January 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Bergman is a sublime comedy director and writer. This fact becomes apparent in "En lektion I kärlek", where the comic elements range from pure slapstick to deep, yet very emotional scenes. This movie is paves the way for Bergman's later comedies "Sommarnattens leende" and "Kvinnodröm", all of them starring Gunnar Björnstrand as well as Eva Dahlbeck. This is an excellent movie with which to start your Bergman experience, acutely portraying emotional troubles of the young as well as the old. The cinematography by Martin Bodin is astounding, for instance in the picnic scene. In short, the movie is a perfect example of a successful comedy, with a clarity of depth even surpassing some of Bergman's own comedies.


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