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Love Lessons (1995)

Lust och fägring stor (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance, War | 8 March 1996 (USA)
Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

Director:

Bo Widerberg

Writer:

Bo Widerberg
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johan Widerberg ... Stig
Marika Lagercrantz ... Viola - Stig's Teacher
Tomas von Brömssen ... Kjell - Viola's Husband
Karin Huldt Karin Huldt ... Lisbet - Stig's Schoolmate
Nina Gunke ... Stig's Mother
Kenneth Milldoff Kenneth Milldoff ... Stig's Father
Björn Kjellman ... Sigge - Stig's Brother
Frida Lindholm Frida Lindholm ... Olga
Sigge Cederlund Sigge Cederlund ... Cinema Operator
Monica Stenbeck Monica Stenbeck ... Gym Teacher
Gösta Ekstrand Gösta Ekstrand
Hilda Suovanen Hilda Suovanen
Per Olov Börjeson Per Olov Börjeson
Jörgen Svensson Jörgen Svensson
George Bisset George Bisset
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Storyline

Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is drawn to him by his youth and innocence. At the same time, Stig becomes friends with Viola's husband Kjell, who teaches him classical music, and the affair continues even after he understands that he has a relationship with his wife. but does nothing to prevent it. But Stig and Viola's passionate and forbidden relationship will have consequences they never could have expected. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Han var elev. Hon hans lärarinna. Deras kärlek var förbjuden. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

It took six years of screen-writing for Bo Widerberg before production started. The project was announced in 1988, but because of the lack of co-financiers, besides the Swedish Film Institute, it was postponed till 1994. See more »

Connections

Features General von Döbeln (1942) See more »

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Starlight Serenade
Alan Moorehouse (?)
KPM Music/EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia AB
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Moving and thought-provoking !
7 May 2001 | by ztesslerSee all my reviews

Watched this movie for the second time and it is a movie that stays a long time in your thoughts. The acting was splendid and third-dimensional. Also, no-one was wholly black or white, all had redeeming features and contributed to a wonderful depiction of the mores of that time.


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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English | German

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,530, 10 March 1996

Gross USA:

$13,128

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,128
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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