One Summer follows two boys from Liverpool - Billy and Icky. They are in trouble with the law, haven't been to school in months, and have made enemies within the local gangs. Billy comes from a dysfunctional broken family - with a depressed gambling addicted mother, and a sister who hates him. Icky comes from a family of 10 children - his mother would never miss him. One day Billy decides to try to recapture the one happy moment in his life - a school camping trip to Wales. The two boys escape with the stolen bingo winnings of Billy's mother, and make their way by train to the countryside. There they find Kidder - a reclusive drop out school teacher, who against his better judgement takes the boys into his home. The emotional bond that forms between the three is at the heart of One Summer.
Runtime: 60 minutes
One Summer - One Summer of Happiness - Netflix
One Summer of Happiness (Swedish: Hon dansade en sommar - She danced for a summer) is a 1951 Swedish film by director Arne Mattsson, based on the 1949 novel Sommardansen (The Summer Dance) by Per Olof Ekström. It was the first Swedish film to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival. Today, the film is mainly known for its nude scenes, which caused much controversy at the time and, together with Ingmar Bergman's Summer with Monika (1953), spread the image of Swedish “free love” around the world.
One Summer - Awards - Netflix
Won 2nd Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear 1952 Cannes Film Festival - Best Music. Nominated 1952 Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
One Summer - References - Netflix