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A.k.a.
Summer with Monika
Year
1953
Runtime
96 min.
Director
Ingmar Bergman
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
5,747
Checks
2,506
Favs
173
Dislikes
12
Favs/checks
6.9% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
14:1
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  1. Prof. Lumpcicle's avatar

    Prof. Lumpcicle

    Nothing crushes the spirit of love more than responsibilities. 10 years 10 months ago
  2. Imogen's avatar

    Imogen

    A lovely little bittersweet romance story. :D 12 years 5 months ago
  3. Andrewski's avatar

    Andrewski

    I’m glad I went in with no expectations and ideas about what this would entail because this was quite a ride. The second act hit me in a very personal way, and how tenderly and affectionately it was handled was moving, even if I knew already that the summer would end.

    The last act was heartbreaking, and while I read some reviews about Bergman being smitten enough by Andersson to have let Monika off the hook, I didn’t get that impression myself. It was nuanced enough to relate to both Monika and Harry, but I don’t know how anyone could come away from that thinking Monika was completely blameless. (If nothing else, her duplicity toward Harry’s aunt was enough to show that she wasn’t at peace with her choices.) 


    Anyway, from Bergman’s early movies this one emerges in a very personal and empathetic way, and it resonates deeply. That’s what I show up for.
    4 years 4 months ago
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  5. This movie ranks #737 in The Criterion Collection
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