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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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Light Bergman
7 January 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

See the lighter side of Bergman in this movie. Marital difficulties and challenges are explored. Even though there's some food for thought, the movie stays on the surface and doesn't go into lenghty analysis. Reminded me about some of Eric Rohmer's films, but without the fine details. Not to worry though, Bergman's lesson in love is still worth watching. It's charming, but mostly funny. It makes for an enjoyable 90 minutes. Great job by the lead actors Gunnar Björnstrand, Eva Dahlbeck and the beautiful Yvonne Lombard. But I would agree with others that the last 30 seconds of the film are questionable.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on January 7th, 2006.

82/100 (***)


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