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A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.

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Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their various emotional, intellectual and sexual entanglements, loosely based on Ingmar Bergman's 'Smiles of a Summer Night' . Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Six characters in search of love [Video]


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Comedia sexual de una noche de verano  »

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The picture was based on Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) which had been made and released about twenty-seven years earlier. That movie also inspired Stephen Sondheim's musical and later film A Little Night Music (1977). See more »

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About thirteen minutes into the movie, a crew member is visible crouched by a tree, as a deer runs through the woods. See more »

Quotes

Andrew: When are you gonna grow up? You're like one of those creatures in Greek mythology who's half-goat.
Andrew: I didn't lie. I wasn't lying, Adrian. I was not lying. Do you want to know why I lied?
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Symphony No. 3 (Scottish) in A Minor
(1842)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Mendelssohn)
Performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic (as New York Philharmonic Orchestra)
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Woody Conjures Sex Magick!
25 January 2001 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Bergman meets Shakespeare meets Kafka in this wonderful, perplexing and mystical film, not a hit when originally released but definitely one of Allen's most accomplished works, and a prototype for mature later films such as HUSBANDS AND WIVES. Everyone in this film is great at being full of themselves, tripping over their egos and neuroses and trying like hell to escape their lives by running away, into the woods or each others' arms. Allen gets a chance to air his beloved ad-nauseum philosophizing, which tends towards nihilism but has elements of naive mysticism as well. There is, indeed, a sense of deep magic in this film, of supernatural forces being an unseen dynamic partner in human affairs. For Allen, a lifelong atheist, this is virtually a religious confession! A very, very interesting film that holds up real well.


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