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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

Harry Lund: I thought we could eat at my place. Dad's in this boat club and they're meeting today. He's eating with the guys before the meeting. So, I thought we might...
Monika Eriksson: You're so sweet. It'll be such fun, almost like we're married. You're so sweet, not like the others at all. Like right out of a movie!
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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

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Soundtracks

TANGO
Lyrics by Gardar Sahlberg (as Gardar)
Music by Hans Wallin
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Simple movie with mesmerizing scenes
29 May 2006 | by okidanSee all my reviews

This is the first Bergman movie I comment on. Not because it's one of his best, it's definitely not, imo. And not because it's one of my favorite Bergman movies, because it's not.

This film is not your typical Bergman movie. It belongs to his early career, and there is not much about religion or subtle symbolisms. It's just a simple beautiful movie which makes you think, not with sorrow, but with love. There are so many beautiful and original scenes, and the movie is so contemporary - it's definitely underrated.

I would say this is one of the best works belonging to his early career. It's simplicity and true beauty will leave you thinking about it for a long time and keep you returning to it again and again.

9/10


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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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