Rent Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

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Rent Smiles of a Summer Night (aka Sommarnattens leende) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
A middle-aged lawyer, Frederik Egerman (Gunnar Björnstrand), his inexperienced young wife, Anne (Ulla Jacobsson), and her step-son, Henrik (Björn Bjelfvenstam), are invited to spend the weekend at the country mansion of a beautiful actress, Frederik's ex-mistress, Desiree Armfeldt (Eva Dahlbeck). Amongst the guests are Desiree's current lover Count Malcolm (Jarl Kulle) and his wife Charlotte (Margit Carlqvist). During the course of the weekend these three couples meet, separate and exchange partners, providing some lively comedic action and illustrating. Bergman's sardonic attitude towards the vagaries of love.
Behind the scintillating and witty approach to this charming period comedy of manners lie and illusions and pretensions of the haute bourgeois, which Bergman cleverly illustrates with his collection of fickle husbands and scheming women.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Allan Ekelund
Writers:
Ingmar Bergman
Aka:
Sommarnattens leende
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Romance
Countries:
New Releases, Sweden, Classics, Comedy, Romance
Awards:

1956 Cannes Best Poetic Humour

BBFC:
Release Date:
24/09/2001
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
Swedish Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Star and Director Filmographies
  • Derek Malcolm Film Notes
  • The Bergman Collection Trailer
  • Extract from bergmans's book 'Images - My Life In Film'
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/11/2021
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
Swedish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Karin's Face (1984, 15 mins): Ingmar Bergman's short film based on pictures from his personal photo album, particularly those of his mother, Karin
  • The Women and Bergman (2007, 29 mins): Eva Beling's documentary featuring Bibi Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom, Pernilia August and Elin Klinga
  • Newly commissioned artwork by Andrew Bannister

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