One Summer of Happiness

Synopsis: After graduating from high school 19 year old Göran goes to his uncle Anders's farm in the countryside for recreation. It's summer and a lot of work to do at the farm, but he, the city student, isn't accustomed to that. He falls in love with 17 year old Kerstin, and suddenly he is very engaged in country life. Göran is a foreigner, but he quickly blends in with the village youth. They are in a bitter conflict with the vicar, who condemns all their activities as immoral. When the vicar forbids the youth to use the school for their meetings anymore, Anders gives them an old barn, which they start renovating. Kerstin has a strict mother, who in vain forbids her to take part in the youth activities. She goes there with Göran. She is a bit shy, but the romance between them develops step by step, until it is fulfilled a summer night, when they swim naked in a lake. Despite all efforts of Kerstin's parents and the vicar, they cannot stop Kerstin and Göran from meeting each other also when aut
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Arne Mattsson
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
103 min

I'll go stir crazy

if I can't be around people.

People go dancing

by the lake during summer.

What about the rest of the year?

Do you hibernate?

You get so tired

that you just go to bed.

There's a meeting

at the schooI tomorrow.

I'll have to go and check it out.

- Do you find this boring?

- Yeah, don't you?

Are you happy here?

Of course I'm happy.

- Are you helping me out?

- Not at all.

- You think I can't keep up?

- Of course you can.

- It's a lovely piece.

- My hands are pretty useless.

Planting potatoes makes you stiff.

Let Kerstin sing something.

- She's a reaI song-bird.

- I can't.

You can't?

- She sings solo in church.

Come on. Which song?

- I don't know any songs like that.

- You could do...

What's it called? "Just a day,

and just a single moment"...

Do that one.

Uncle? How old is Kerstin?

Kerstin? Well...

- You're seventeen.

- What did she tell you?

- Fourteen.

- She's been pulling your leg all day.

- I have to get back home.

Maybe so. Goodbye and thank you.


- Will you go to the schooI tomorrow?

- I don't know.

- I don't think they'll let me.

- What? They won't let you?

Young people are funny, Sigrid.

When he was singing...

...she wouldn't take her eyes off him

and watched him with her whole face.

- She'll show up tomorrow.

- That's all we need.



Hey there.

You're going to the schooI, right?

I'll give you a ride.

So she didn't show up?


I just had a look around. Who's

that strange fellow down there?

That's Torsten.

He's been a bit slow since birth.

- The Fredriks took him in.

- Are you spying on me?

No, I was going to the schooI to

see what the youngsters are up to.

- What's the meeting about?

- The youngsters have this club.

- Do they do anything in particular?

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