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Summer Interlude (Sommarlek) UK Dvd (1951)
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    Single Disc [2004]

  • Format: Black & White, Full Screen, PAL
  • Language: Swedish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG

  • Studio: Tartan Video
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Mar 2004
  • Run Time: 91 minutes

    'Bergman's most beautiful film. I love Summer Interlude' - JEAN-LUC GODARD

1951, 96 MINS, BW, SWEDEN

  • Director: Ingmar Bergman
  • Writer: Ingmar Bergman, Herbert Grevenius
  • Release Date: 26 October 1954 (USA)


  • Maj-Britt Nilsson ... Marie
  • Birger Malmsten ... Henrik
  • Alf Kjellin ... David Nyström
  • Annalisa Ericson ... Kaj, ballet dancer
  • Georg Funkquist ... Uncle Erland
  • Stig Olin ... Ballet Master
  • Mimi Pollak ... Mrs. Calwagen, Henrik's aunt
  • Renée Björling ... Aunt Elisabeth
  • Gunnar Olsson ... The Priest

    (Svensk Filmindustri (SF))

Marie is a talented young ballerina. One summer, while staying with her uncle, she meets and falls in love with Henrik, a wealthy college boy. Soon they begin spending their days together and become totally consumed with one another. But, as the summer begins to die and autumn draws in, Marie becomes troubled and is overcome with a deep feeling of unease.

Then, on the morning of one of their last few days together, Henrik makes a shallow dive and suffers fatal head and back injuries. Years later, Marie becomes a prima ballerina, but her success is dulled by the pain and devastation she still feels at the loss of her first true love. Soon, a new relationship and the discovery of an old diary will awaken old memories and force her to re-examine her past.

This lyrical study of the power of young love from master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman is a poetic evocation of the burden of memory and the power of loss.

This is the picture that established Bergman's international reputation. It contains the first intimations of the dramatic intensity and structural complexity that would characterise his more mature work. Maj-Britt Nilsson gives a performance of such sensitivity that one is at a loss to explain why Bergman dropped her from his stock company after Secrets of Women a couple of years later. Gunnar Fischer and Bengt Jammark's shimmering images of the sunny Swedish countryside further enhance this subtle, moving film.


Official UK release.

Dvd Features:

    ~ Main Language: Swedish
    ~ Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital
    ~ Sub Titles: English
    ~ Disc Format: DVD 5
    ~ Star And Director Filmographies
    ~ Scene Selection
    ~ Original US Persona Trailer
    Original Autumn Sonata Trailer

Condition: Used.

Price: £79.99 (UK Sterling) (UK / Europe / Australia Postage Inclusive)

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