Seventeen-year-old Monika and nineteen-year-old Harry Lund meet in a cafe. They spend a happy summer together, and soon Monika discovers that she is pregnant. They marry, but Monika is bored with taking care of the baby and the responsibilities of married life. She begins an affair with a former lover and their marriage falls apart.
Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen, Åke Fridell, Naemi Briese, Åke Grönberg, Sigge Fürst, John Harryson.
Cinematography, Gunnar Fischer ; music, Eric Nordgren ; producer, Allan Ekelund ; editors, Tage Holmberg, Gösta Lewin.
1.37:1 aspect ratio. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1953. Special features: introduction by Ingmar Bergman ; new interview with actress Harriet Andersson by film scholar Peter Cowie ; Images from the playground (documentary by Stig Björkman) ; interview with film scholar Eric Schaefer about Kroger Babb and his distribution of Monika, the story of a bad gorl! as an exploitation film; trailer.