Summer with Monika
- Original title
Sommaren med Monikaaka
- Monika, The Story of a Bad Girl
- Running time
- 93 min.
Ingmar Bergman, Per-Anders Fogelström. Novel: Per-Anders Fogelström
Gunnar Fischer (B&W)
Svensk Filmindustri (SF)
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. Teen/coming-of-age
- Harry Lund, 19 years old, works at a stock-room for glass and porcelain. In the vicinity works 17 year old Monika at a stock-room for vegetables. Monika is a cheerful and happy young woman and when she sees Harry at a cafe she starts to talk with him. They fall in love with each other. Because of their age, they are both harassed at their respective places of work. Monika has an argument with her father and leaves her home, Harry has an argument with his boss and quits. Since they have nothing that ties them to the city, they take Harry's small boat to the archipelago to be alone for a few weeks.
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"A sort of neorealist 'Rebel without a cause'"
J. Hoberman: Village Voice
"A tender yet unsentimental account of a love affair that turns sour."
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