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Smiles of a Summer Night

Ingmar Bergman's first international success is a delightful comedy of manners about four star-crossed couples spending a Nordic night at a turn-of-the-century country estate. Three couples drink from a mysterious wine and hope to disentangle their crossed love affairs - the stodgy lawyer whose virgin wife loves the son from his first marriage, the jealous Count and bitter young Countess, and the ageing actress who was a mistress to them all...while the carefree maid frolicks in the hay with the butler. Stars Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck and Marit Carlqvist.

Year: 1955
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Scandinavian Cinema, Best of the 1950s, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Sweden
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Margit Carlqvist, Jarl Kulle
Duration: 105 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains sexual references.
Subtitles: Yes
7.9/10
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