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Summer with Monika (1953)

Sommaren med Monika (original title)
A pair of teenagers meet one summer day, start a reckless affair and abandon their families to be with one another.

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Writer:

Per Anders Fogelström (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Gösta Ericsson ... Forsberg, direktör för glas
Gösta Gustafson Gösta Gustafson ... Forsbergs kamrer
Gösta Prüzelius ... Försäljare hos Forsbergs
Göthe Grefbo ... Lagerarbetare hos Forsbergs
Arthur Fischer ... Chef för grönsakslagret
Torsten Lilliecrona ... Chaufför på grönsakslagret
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Storyline

Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town, Harry gets his father's boat and they spend the summer together in an isolated island. Monika gets pregnant, and Harry decides to marry her. He grows up, gets a job and returns to his studies, trying to improve their lives and raise their daughter June, while Monika just wants to have fun. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Exterior scenes in the archipelago was recorded without sound of a small working crew accommodated at the parish clerk, teacher and musician Philip Olsson (1904-1977) at Ornö. See more »

Quotes

Monika Eriksson: Spring is here. Did you notice?
Harry Lund: Yes.
Monika Eriksson: One shouldn't work on a day like this.
Harry Lund: No, it's really crazy.
Monika Eriksson: Let's go away and never come back. We'll see the whole wide world. Are you game?
Harry Lund: Sure, let's go.
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Alternate Versions

First US release, marketed for the drive in theater circuit, ran only 62 minutes, was dubbed, and featured a different score by jazz musician Les Baxter. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sommaren med Göran (2009) See more »

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HELAN GAAR
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Great movie. Sensitive and solid story, very good performances.
23 October 1998 | by fer-4See all my reviews

It is a very sensitive and solid story about love and loss. It fascinates you from the beginning, first of all because of the beauty of the images and then by the credibility of the characters. There's also plenty of small human details which together make a whole masterpiece (The moment that Monika turns and stares to the camera is one of them). Strangely enough, this movie is never mentioned among the best made by Bergman. But it is a great movie.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

9 February 1953 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Monika See more »

Filming Locations:

Ornö, Stockholms län, Sweden See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK484,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,316
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (AGA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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