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Elvira Madigan (I) (1967)

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Hedvig Jensen is a famous ropewalker and is known to her public as Elvira Madigan. She meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both ... See full summary »

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Sixten Sparre
Lennart Malmer ...
Kristoffer
Cleo Jensen ...
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Hedvig Jensen is a famous ropewalker and is known to her public as Elvira Madigan. She meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away, but since Sixten deserted the army, he cannot find any job and the couple encounters many hardships. Moreover, while on the run, Sixten meets a friend who tries to convince him to come back to his country and family. Written by Papakamayo

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Sometimes truth is more exciting

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24 April 1967 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 2,824,000 (Sweden)
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Ulf Björlin was hired to compose original music, however director Bo Widerberg was not happy with the result and it wasn't included. In a last minute decision Piano Concerto No. 21 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was chosen as the main theme - the concerto is since known by the anachronistic nickname "Elvira Madigan". See more »

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Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major, RV 271 (L'Amoroso, first movement)
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Music by Antonio Vivaldi (uncredited)
Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Herbert von Karajan (uncredited)
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon
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Beautiful and quiet
14 December 2001 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Remarkable sometimes impressionistic photo and some scenes are just so beautiful! Oh I wish I was in his place out on that meadow... After Goyokin this is the most beautiful film I've seen. The story is perhaps a little weak, especially in the need. Very few dialogues. The music is of course good since it's Mozart. 4 out of 5.


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