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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 Nilsson Tommy Nilsson ... Roger / Annika's Brother
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 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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Europa Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Film debut of Björn Andrésen. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Svarta skallar och vita nätter (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Talk to Me
Composed by Björn Isfält
Lyrics written by Roy Andersson
Sung by Staffan Stenström
Performed by Atlantic Ocean [aka Björn Json Lindh, Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick (as Greg Fitzpatrick), Jan Bandel, Johnny Mowinckel, Staffan Stenström, Sten Bergman]
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Lovely, warming, comical and realistic love story.
18 February 2002 | by von KrolockSee all my reviews

This is not really a teenager-movie, although some would describe it as such. The main story is about two teenagers falling in love, correct, but that is only the shell. The story inside the shell is the one of the parents with their lost dreams and locked positions. The imagery is truly beautiful(the famous Serojoska-scene stands out) and the film also features Björn Isfält`s first venture into composing for the movies. Den Vackre and The Bertil Theme are particularly beautiful. Sadly this film, Roy Anderssons in my opinion finest one, is not available on video.


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