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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Famous Swedish singer Magnus Uggla appears as an extra. His moped is also the one main character, Per, uses. See more »

Quotes

Annika: Pär! Pär, vänta!
[Annika springer efter Pär som åker iväg på motorcykeln. Hon faller ner på knäna. Efter en stund kommer han tillbaka, hoppar av motorcykeln och omfamnar henne]
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Connections

Featured in Minns Ni? (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Rigoletto
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi (1851)
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Swedish lyrics by Ernst Wallmark
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A quick comment on this nice film...
5 March 2006 | by alex_50143See all my reviews

Holy Moly! Watching this movie was like a little nostalgia trip even if you're not from Sweden. The photography is delightful and the film has a very naturally flowing pace giving you the feeling that you've really stepped backwards in time! I thought that the acting was also very modern. I couldn't completely relate to the 'humour', which is very subtle and a bit alien to me but it also didn't get in the way or take away from the main theme threading the film. While watching the main plot unfold - the story of first love between two adolescents - the social climate of that time in Sweden is very strongly conveyed in a continuous backdrop of this film. I got the impression that this movie was really 20 years ahead of its time all round. If the exact same film had been made now (almost, if not impossible, me thinks) it would still be a great success. Maximum Respect!


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