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Sommarnattens Leende (1955)

Sweden 108m, B&W
Director: Ingmar Bergman; Cast: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bibi Andersson

Sommarnattens LeendeRemade as A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982), Smiles of a Summer Night is a wonderfully funny comedy about love, lust and humiliation. Set at the turn of the 20th century, this theatrical-like production involves a small group of husbands, wives, and former lovers who find themselves working out their tangled relationships on a midsummer’s night in a country estate. Though about as far removed from The Seventh Seal (1957) as could be, Bergman’s interest in life, love and death are apparent in this tongue-in-cheek comedy (Klaus Ming December 2015).

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2 comments on “Sommarnattens Leende (1955)

  1. TSorensen
    12/31/2015

    I love how strong and sexy the women are here. This is their movie and they are making the most of it.

    • Klaus
      12/31/2015

      Not your stereotypical 1950s housewives, that’s for sure. This movie is years ahead of its time in that respect.

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