En Lektion i Kärlek (A Lesson in Love)
En Lektion i Kärlek (A Lesson in Love) (1954)

This early Ingmar Bergman film is a comedic effort from the Swedish master. Told in a string of flashbacks, it stars Gunnar Bjornstrand as David, a gynecologist whose affair with his young patient is discovered by his wife Marianne. As a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 4, 1954
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Total Film

[Bergman's] first comedy... follows a long-married couple's rocky affairs and recalls the better-known Smiles Of A Summer Night.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Jon Fortgang
Film4

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It fits in well with Bergman's battle of the sexes opus, though a minor work.

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TV Guide

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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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
Bergman and comedy don't quite go together. Some of his comedies are so naff you almost wince. This film has the odd naff moment - the last 30 seconds… More
Antonius Block
I suppose the right category for this movie would be romantic-comedy, but it's done so well by Ingmar Bergman and has so many nice touches, that it seems… More
Emily B.
Considering it's Bergman, it's a touch disappointing. Sometimes when Bergman tacks a lighter tone the films shine, an example being 'Smiles of a… More