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A Swedish Love Story (1970)

En kärlekshistoria (original title)
Two teenagers fall in love over the summer, in spite of cynical and disapproving adults who dismiss their relationship as being nothing but young love.

Director:

Roy Andersson

Writer:

Roy Andersson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann-Sofie Kylin ... Annika
Rolf Sohlman ... Pär
Anita Lindblom ... Eva / Annika's Auntie
Bertil Norström ... John Hellberg / Annika's Father
Lennart Tellfelt Lennart Tellfelt ... Lasse / Pär's Father (as Lennart Tellfeldt)
Margreth Weivers ... Elsa / Annika's Mother
Arne Andersson Arne Andersson ... Arne
Maud Backéus Maud Backéus ... Gunhild / Pär's Mother
Verner Edberg Verner Edberg ... Uncle Verner
Tommy Nilsson Tommy Nilsson ... Roger / Annika's Brother
Gunnar Ossiander Gunnar Ossiander ... Pär's Grandfather
Elsie Holm Elsie Holm ... Guest at Crayfish Party
Gunvor Tännérus Gunvor Tännérus ... Guest at Crayfish Party (as Gunvor Ternéus)
Lennart Tollén Lennart Tollén ... Lennart / Eva's Fiancé
Björn Andrésen Björn Andrésen ... Pär's Buddy
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Storyline

Two teenagers fall in love over the summer, in spite of cynical and disapproving adults who dismiss their relationship as being nothing but young love.

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Moments of truth

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Spanish

Release Date:

24 April 1970 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Swedish Love Story See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,374
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Europa Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Famous Swedish singer Magnus Uggla appears as an extra. His moped is also the one main character, Per, uses. See more »

Quotes

Pär's Buddy: Det finns 200 000 brudar i den här stan. Så känner man sju stycken bara alltså.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Den vackre
Composed by Björn Isfält
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The sweetest film I have ever seen!
3 February 2004 | by lommetennisSee all my reviews

I have seen quite a lot of movies, all genres, all ages, but no one comes even close to touching my romantic side as much as this one. I had never heard of the film or director when I was about to watch the film at the local film enthusiast club, but I, as well as everyone else around me it seemed, wanted to know more after having seen this. Quite simply the sweetest, most natural projection of true young love on film. Ever.


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