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Sommaren Med Monika (1953)

A Picture for Wide Screens and Broad Minds

Original Title : Sommaren med Monika
Director : Ingmar Bergman
Writer : Ingmar Bergman
Per Anders Fogelström
Genre : Drama
Romance
Country : Sweden
Language : Swedish
Producer : Allan Ekelund
Music : Les Baxter
Erik Nordgren
Eskil Eckert-Lundin
Walle Söderlund
Photography : Gunnar Fischer
Distributor : Hallmark Productions Inc.
IMDB ID : 0046345
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poster for "Sommaren Med Monika" by Ingmar Bergman (1953)
Sommaren Med Monika (1953) - Ingmar Bergman
 

Starring

¬Harriet Andersson Monika
¬Lars Ekborg Harry
¬Dagmar Ebbesen Harry's aunt
¬√Öke Fridell Monika's father
¬Naemi Briese Monika's mother
¬√Öke Gr√∂nberg Harry's friend at work
¬Sigge F√ľrst Porcelain warehouse worker
¬John Harryson Lelle
¬Harry Ahlin House owner (uncredited
¬Anders Andelius Monika's escort (uncredited
¬Wiktor Andersson Beer drinker (uncredited
¬Mona √Östrand Girl (uncredited
¬Ren√©e Bj√∂rling Wife of house owner (uncredited
¬Astrid Bodin Woman in window (uncredited
¬Tor Borong Second-hand salesman (uncredited
¬Ernst Brunman Tobacconist (uncredited
¬Bengt Brunskog Sicke (uncredited
¬Bengt Eklund Vegetable warehouse worker (uncredited
¬Carl-Axel Elfving Worker (uncredited
¬Hans Ellis Svensson (uncredited
¬G√∂sta Ericsson Mr. Forsberg (uncredited
¬Gustaf F√§ringborg Vegetable warehouse worker (uncredited
¬Arthur Fischer Vegetable warehouse owner (uncredited
¬Jessie Flaws House owner's daughter (uncredited
¬Mona Geijer-Falkner Woman in window (uncredited
¬G√∂the Grefbo Vegetable warehouse worker (uncredited
¬G√∂sta Gustafson Cashier (uncredited
¬Nils Hultgren Vicar (uncredited
¬Magnus Kesster Worker (uncredited
¬Carl-Uno Larsson Hasse, Monika's brother (uncredited
¬Torsten Lilliecrona The driver (uncredited
¬Gordon L√∂wenadler Monika's escort (uncredited
¬Sten Mattsson Harry's friend (uncredited
¬Kjell Nordenski√∂ld Hero in american movie (uncredited
¬Gun √Ėstring Nurse at maternity ward (uncredited
¬G√∂sta Pr√ľzelius Salesman (uncredited
¬Birger Sahlberg Beer drinker (uncredited
¬Hanny Schedin Mrs. Boman, cafe owner (uncredited
¬Georg Skarstedt Harry's father (uncredited
¬Einar S√∂derb√§ck Second-hand salesman (uncredited
¬Ivar Wahlgren House owner (uncredited
¬Catrin Westerlund Daughter of house owner (uncredited
¬Nils Whiten Second-hand salesman (uncredited
¬Margaret Young Heroin in american movie (uncredited
 

Plot

Monica and Lars, two youths in dead-end jobs, fall in love and decide to leave their messy lives behind, and spend the summer together. They take a boat to a remote area, and have spend romantic nights under the stars. However, things soon start to turn sour when they run out of food, and worse still, when they return to their home town to begin a bog-standard life of suburban malcontent.
 

Comments

better than most Bergman films and more approachable for the average person, 1 November 2005 Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida I've seen a lot of Bergman's films. In my mind, I put them in one of two categories--those that are about death and angst and are prone to causing depression in the viewer, and the rest of his films. This film, though rather somber and sad, is downright ecstatic compared to his later films. There is a tendency for SOME to view these less depressing films as lesser Bergman pictures, but I think this is a big mistake.Monika is an excellent film. It is thought-provoking portrait of an immature young woman who is so desperate to escape her home life that she tries to grow up too quickly--jumping headlong into a relationship that skips all the normal niceties and becomes sexually intimate. Like many teens, she and her boyfriend think they can overcome all their obstacles (such as age, immaturity and lack of jobs) and everything will just "work out". Thankfully, the writers showed what REALLY would happen in a case like this--initial infatuation and delirium followed by reality, then boredom and ultimate disaster.Despite a little bit of nudity, this would be a fantastic film to show any teen who thinks they know everything and is jumping headlong into a serious and intense relationship before they are emotionally ready.
 
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