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Smiles of a Summer Night

Spine #237



Release:
May 25, 2004
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Swedish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Smiles of a Summer Night

Other Versions:

Blu-ray


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 of mostly local acclaim, the 1956 prize-winning comedy Smiles of a Summer Night at last ushered in an international audience for director Ingmar Bergman. Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, four women and four men attempt to juggle the laws of attraction amidst their daily bourgeois life. When a weekend in the country brings them all face to face, the women ally to force the men's hands in their matters of the heart, exposing their pretentions and insecurities along the way. Chock full of flirtatious propositions and sharp-witted wisdom delivered by such legends of the Swedish screen as Gunnar Björnstrand, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, and Ulla Jacobsson, Smiles of a Summer Night is one of film history's great tragicomedies, a bittersweet view of the transience of human carnality.

Supplements
  • Video introduction to the film by director Ingmar Bergman
  • New video conversation with historian Peter Cowie and writer Jörn Donner (producer, Fanny and Alexander)
  • Swedish theatrical trailer

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