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A Swedish Love Story (1970)

En kärlekshistoria (original title)
Two teenagers fall in love over the summer, in spite of cynical and disapproving adults who dismiss their relationship as being nothing but young love.

Director:

Roy Andersson

Writer:

Roy Andersson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann-Sofie Kylin ... Annika
Rolf Sohlman ... Pär
Anita Lindblom ... Eva / Annika's Auntie
Bertil Norström ... John Hellberg / Annika's Father
Lennart Tellfelt Lennart Tellfelt ... Lasse / Pär's Father (as Lennart Tellfeldt)
Margreth Weivers ... Elsa / Annika's Mother
Arne Andersson Arne Andersson ... Arne
Maud Backéus Maud Backéus ... Gunhild / Pär's Mother
Verner Edberg Verner Edberg ... Uncle Verner
Tommy Nilson Tommy Nilson ... Roger / Annika's Brother (as Tommy Nilsson)
Gunnar Ossiander Gunnar Ossiander ... Pär's Grandfather
Elsie Holm Elsie Holm ... Guest at Crayfish Party
Gunvor Tännérus Gunvor Tännérus ... Guest at Crayfish Party (as Gunvor Ternéus)
Lennart Tollén Lennart Tollén ... Lennart / Eva's Fiancé
Björn Andrésen ... Pär's Buddy
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Two teenagers fall in love over the summer, in spite of cynical and disapproving adults who dismiss their relationship as being nothing but young love.

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Moments of truth

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The crayfish at the party became rancid during shooting. The crew had to spray the crayfish with perfume in order to make the actors stand the shot. See more »

Quotes

Pär's Grandfather: Dagens tillvaro är inte konstruerad för mig. Den är inte konstruerad för ensamma.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Fordvalsen
Composed by Fred Winter, Gösta Hultgren (1930)
Lyrics written by Nils Gustaf Granath
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Wonderful teenage love story
13 May 1999 | by Elmer-7See all my reviews

This is a great little film, describing two teenagers first love experience. It really hits the spot, showing Sweden as it was in the 1970s, complete with dull apartments, the very tough moped gang and, of course, the summer party in the country house. Above all, it shows the joy and agony of teenagers being in love. It´s very easy to relate to the attraction that Per and Annika feels for each other and their shy, clumsy efforts to get together. Anyone who has been a teenager, and most of us have, is reminded of those wonderful years. This is how it really was!


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Spanish

Release Date:

24 April 1970 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,374
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Europa Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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