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Lektion i Kärlek, En (Lesson in Love, A) (1954)

Original Title : Lektion i kärlek, En
Director : Ingmar Bergman
Writer : Ingmar Bergman
Genre : Comedy
Drama
Country : Sweden
Language : Swedish
Producer : Allan Ekelund
Music : Dag Wirén
Photography : Martin Bodin
IMDB ID : 0047167
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Lektion i Kärlek, En (Lesson in Love, A) (1954) - Ingmar Bergman
 

Starring

Eva Dahlbeck Marianne Erneman
Gunnar Björnstrand David Erneman
Yvonne Lombard Susanne Melin
Harriet Andersson Nix
Åke Grönberg Carl-Adam
Olof Winnerstrand Professor Henrik Erneman
Birgitte Reimer Lise (as Birgitte Reimers
John Elfström Sam
Renée Björling Svea Erneman
Dagmar Ebbesen Nurse Lisa
Sigge Fürst The Priest rest of cast listed alphabetically
Georg Adelly Bartender (uncredited
Julie Bernby Guest at wedding (uncredited
Henning Blanck Guest at wedding (uncredited
Tor Borong Gentleman (uncredited
Yvonne Brosset Dancer (uncredited
Olle Ekbladh Guest at wedding (uncredited
Siv Ericks David's patient (uncredited
Gustaf Färingborg Guest at wedding (uncredited
Helge Hagerman The travelling salesman (uncredited
Keve Hjelm Guest at wedding (uncredited
Torbjörn Jahn Musician (uncredited
Vincent Jonasson Guest at wedding (uncredited
Torsten Lilliecrona The hotel receptionist (uncredited
Arne Lindblad The hotel manager (uncredited
Vera Lindby Guest at wedding (uncredited
Göran Lundquist Boy (uncredited
John Melin Guest at wedding (uncredited
Björn Näslund Boy (uncredited
Kjell Nordenskiöld Restaurant guest (uncredited
Gösta Prüzelius The ticket collector (uncredited
Georg Skarstedt Guest at wedding (uncredited
John Starck Restaurant guest (uncredited
Carl Ström Uncle Axel (uncredited
Bengt Thörnhammar Guest at wedding (uncredited
 

Plot

After 15 years of marriage, David and Marianne have grown apart. David has had an affair with a patient of his and Marianne has got herself involved with her former lover Carl-Adam, who's also David's best friend. When she travels to Copenhagen to meet Carl-Adam, David takes the same train as she does, making it look coincidental. Spending time together remembering their past and talking about their future, they come to understand each other again, which leads to a reconciliation.
 

Comments

Charming rather than funny Bergman and comedy don't quite go together.Some of his comedies are so naff you almost wince.This film has the odd naff moment - the last 30 seconds being the nadir, but on the whole this is a charming (rather than funny) piece, enjoyable throughout.Bergman casts several of his usual suspects who perform well.There is a great scene on the train between David, Marianne and an uncouth salesman which will stick in the memory. Some of the marriage material is typical, cynical Bergman, but this is Bergman in a light rather than dark mood. This film has its moments and is worth the 90-odd minutes.Not one of his classics and not the place to start if you want to fall for Bergman.
 
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