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Smiles of a Summer Night

Spine #237



Release:
May 3, 2011
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Swedish PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Smiles of a Summer Night

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Directed By: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Ulla Jacobsson , Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist, Gunnar Björnstrand, Jarl Kulle , Åke Fridell, Bibi Andersson
Licensor: Svensk Filmindustri

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After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women of different classes attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men's hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night is one of cinema's great erotic comedies.

Supplements
  • Video introduction to the film by director Ingmar Bergman
  • Video conversation between Bergman scholar Peter Cowie and writer Jörn Donner, executive producer of Fanny and Alexander
  • Original theatrical trailer

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