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A Lesson in Love (1954)

En lektion i kärlek (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 March 1960 (USA)
After a 15-year marriage, the spouses are going to divorce, but suddenly find out that their feelings have not vanished yet.

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Writer:

Ingmar Bergman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eva Dahlbeck ... Marianne Erneman
Gunnar Björnstrand ... David Erneman
Yvonne Lombard ... Susanne Verin
Harriet Andersson ... Nix Erneman
Åke Grönberg ... Carl-Adam
Olof Winnerstrand ... Professor Henrik Erneman
Birgitte Reimer Birgitte Reimer ... Lise (as Birgitte Reimers)
John Elfström ... Sam
Renée Björling ... Svea Erneman
Dagmar Ebbesen ... Nurse Lisa
Sigge Fürst ... Vicar
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Storyline

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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...or how to win back a beautiful wife after having a love affair with an alluring woman.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Danish

Release Date:

14 March 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lesson in Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Arild, Skåne län, Sweden See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Cameo: When the doctor (Gunnar Björnstrand) enters the train a tall lean man in a beret reading a newspaper is standing in the doorway. This is no one less then Ingmar Bergman himself. See more »

Goofs

During the conversation between David and his wife by the microscope, the shadow of the microphone can be seen on the wall for a large part of the scene. See more »

Quotes

David Erneman: Let's not lose a single day, night or hour. Give me back your heart - - I'll tend to it like a holy relic. My darling!
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Ingmar Bergman may have made some great films, but this is not one of them.
21 February 2001 | by bengt_historiskaSee all my reviews

Ingmar Bergman may have made some great films, but this is not one of them. It´s intended to be funny and, I´m sad to say, I didn´t once have a good laugh. It´s a strange mixture between comedy and marital difficulties, which just doesn´t work, but Eva Dahlbeck, as usual, is brilliant. No, if you want to see a good Bergman-comedy, then watch Sweet Smiles of a Summer Night, it´s delightful and funny.


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