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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

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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Storyline

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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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Spanish

Release Date:

24 April 1970 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Swedish Love Story See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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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Soundtracks

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A beautifully acted, beautifully shot trip back to adolescence
21 March 2007 | by varga2122See all my reviews

There's something about this film that hits you - something between the frames and apart from what you see. Even though it's almost 40 years old it feels like it was shot yesterday (especially with the crisp DVD I saw). Having watched a few of these Swedish teenage films, I have to say nobody knows how to portray adolescence on screen like the Swedes do. There's a subtle, real-life touch that no filmmaker in the states can hold a candle to.

The two leads are very natural and engaging. Ann-Sofie Kylin has the biggest blue eyes you will ever see and makes a huge impact - despite the fact that her lines throughout the film barely register one paragraph.

If you can appreciate a slow film that pays more attention to the small details than to a chugging storyline, this is for you. While I found the ending a little unresolved even for a typical unresolved "70's" ending, it's worth the two hour viewing.


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