En Lektion i Kärlek (A Lesson in Love) (1954)
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En Lektion i Kärlek constitutes one of Ingmar Bergman's more overtly entertaining films. In this highly engaging comedy, Bergman reunites Gunnar Bjornstrand and Eva Dahlbeck, who had already teamed to great effect in the final, comic episode of Secrets of Women (1952), and he once again casts them as an amusingly antagonistic husband and wife. Bjornstrand's character, David Erneman, is a successful gynecologist who has jeopardized his sixteen-year marriage by entering into an affair with one of
Oct 4, 1954 Wide
Dr. David Erneman
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Prof. Henrik Erneman
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A minor but mostly agreeable picture, which finds Bergman gearing up for his altogether more resonant exercise in wise comedy, Smiles of a Summer Night.
Even though it came early in the snowballing Bergman career, it reveals certain sparkling characteristics that have been striking in Mr. Bergman's themes and style.
[Bergman's] first comedy... follows a long-married couple's rocky affairs and recalls the better-known Smiles Of A Summer Night.
Made with Bergman's usual flair for striking visuals and intelligent characterisation, this is rewarding dissection of middle-aged love that manages to be incisive, compassionate and hopeful.
Ingmar Bergman, of course, is best known for his dark, moody dramas, but this early comedy shows the director's seldom-seen playful side.
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