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Director  Ingmar Bergman
Initial DVD release  May 11, 2005 (Sweden)
Language  Swedish
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance
Duration  
Country  Sweden
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Writer  Ingmar Bergman, Per Anders Fogelstrom
Release date  9 February 1953 (1953-02-09)Sweden1 September 1955 (1955-09-01)US
Music director  Erik Nordgren, Les Baxter, Eskil Eckert-Lundin, Walle Soderlund
Cast  Harriet Andersson (Monika), Lars Ekborg (Harry), Dagmar Ebbesen (Harry's aunt), Åke Fridell (Monika's father), Naemi Briese (Monika's mother), Åke Grönberg (Harry's friend at work)
Similar movies  I Want You, Three Steps Above Heaven, Three Steps Over Heaven, Let the Right One In, West Side Story, Burning
Tagline  A Picture for Wide Screens and Broad Minds

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Summer with Monika (Swedish: Sommaren med Monika) is a 1953 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman, based on Per Anders Fogelström's 1951 novel of the same title. It was controversial abroad at the time of its first release for its frank depiction of nudity and, along with the film One Summer of Happiness from the year before, directed by Arne Mattsson, it helped to create the reputation of Sweden as a sexually liberated country.

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The film made a star of its lead actress, Harriet Andersson. Bergman had been intimately involved with Andersson at the time and conceived the film as a vehicle for her. The two of them would continue to work together, even after their romantic relationship had ended, in films like Sawdust and Tinsel, Smiles of a Summer Night, Through a Glass Darkly, and Cries and Whispers.

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Synopsis

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The film's story begins in the bleak working-class milieu of Stockholm. Harry (Lars Ekborg) and Monika (Harriet Andersson) are both in dead end jobs when they meet. Harry is easygoing, while Monika is adventurous, but they fall in love. When Monika gets in trouble at home, Harry steals his father's boat, and he and Monika spend an idyllic summer in the Stockholm archipelago. When the end of the summer forces them to return home, it is clear that Monika is pregnant. Harry happily accepts responsibility and settles down with Monika and their child; he gets a real job and studies to provide for his family. Monika, however, is unsatisfied with her role as homemaker. She yearns for excitement and adventure, a desire which finally leads her astray. Harry is left behind with the child.

Cast

Summer with Monika movie scenes

  • Harriet Andersson – Monika
  • Lars Ekborg – Harry
  • Dagmar Ebbesen – Harry's aunt
  • Åke Fridell – Monika's father
  • Naemi Briese – Monika's mother
  • Åke Grönberg – Harry's friend at work
  • Sigge Fürst – Porcelain warehouse worker
  • John Harryson – Lelle
  • Release

    Exploitation film presenter Kroger Babb purchased the US rights to the film in 1955. To increase excitement for the film, he edited it down to 62 minutes and emphasized the film's nudity. Renaming the film Monika, the Story of a Bad Girl, he provided a good deal of suggestive promotional material, including postcards featuring the nude Andersson.

    Reception

    Summer with Monika has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

    Influence

    Summer with Monika was the first Bergman film seen by Woody Allen:

    "The first Bergman I ever saw was that one because there was talk in the neighborhood that there was a nude scene. This was unheard of in any American film, that level of advancement. It’s so funny to think of it that way. I saw it, and it was a very, very interesting film apart from the utterly benign nude moment. A short time after that, I just happened to see Sawdust and Tinsel. I had no idea it was done by Bergman — that is, the person who’d done Summer with Monika — and it was just a fabulous movie. I was riveted in my seat by it all. I thought to myself, 'Who is this guy?'”

    References

    Summer with Monika Wikipedia
    Summer with Monika IMDb Summer with Monika themoviedb.org