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Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) UK Dvd (1955)
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    Single Disc [2001]

  • Format: Black & White, PAL
  • Language: Swedish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Tartan Video
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Sep 2001

    'Led by Eva Dahlbeck as the mischevious actress who assembles a weekend party of past, present and prospective lovers, the cast is uniformly excellent' - PAUL PAGE

1955, 108 MINS, BW, SWEDEN

  • Director: Ingmar Bergman
  • Writer: Ingmar Bergman
  • Release Date: 25 August 1995 (UK)


  • Ulla Jacobsson ... Anne Egerman
  • Eva Dahlbeck ... Desiree Armfeldt
  • Harriet Andersson ... Petra the Maid
  • Margit Carlqvist ... Countess Charlotte Malcolm
  • Gunnar Björnstrand ... Fredrik Egerman
  • Jarl Kulle ... Count Carl Magnus Malcolm
  • Åke Fridell ... Frid the Groom
  • Björn Bjelfvenstam ... Henrik Egerman
  • Naima Wifstrand ... Mrs. Armfeldt
  • Jullan Kindahl ... Beata, cook
  • Gull Natorp ... Malla
  • Birgitta Valberg ... Actress
  • Bibi Andersson ... Actress

    (Svensk Filmindustri (SF))

A romantic comedy of manners with a satirical edge, Smiles of a Summer's Night takes place in 1900 and was inspired in part by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Full of subtle eroticism and wit, Ingmar Bergman's romance proposes that falling in love - or lust - beyond the parameters of social convention is not only unavoidable, but may even be the key to personal happiness.

Fredrik is a lustful lawyer living a platonic marriage with a virginal wife, Anne. Henrik, his son by his previous marriage, is after Petra, the family maid. Fredrik's old mistress, an actress named Desiree, is in town, and he goes to see her. But now she has a new lover, the fierce Count Malcolm, who in turn has a formidable wife, Charlotte. All are invited to Desiree's mother's estate for a weekend party.

Bergman's sprightly comedy of sexual manners has a distinguished lineage, inspired not only by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, but the operas of Mozart, the plays of Marivaux and Mauritz Siller's film Erotikon. Bergman' comedies can be laboured and precious, but here he strikes exactly the right note of levity.


Official UK release.

Dvd Features:

    ~ Main Language: Swedish
    ~ Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
    ~ Trailers - 1. Trailer Gallery - The Bergman Collection
    ~ Scene Access
    ~ Production Notes
    ~ Filmographies - 1. Ingmar Bergman - Director / 2. Cast

Condition: New.

Price: £9.99 (UK Sterling) (UK Postage Inclusive only)

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