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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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Thommy Berggren ...
Sixten Sparre
Lennart Malmer ...
Kristoffer
Cleo Jensen ...
Cleo (as Cleo)
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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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Drama | History | Romance

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24 April 1967 (Sweden)  »

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Elvira Madigan  »

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SEK 2,824,000 (Sweden)
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Trivia

To accentuate Elvira Madigan's mixed descent her Swedish voice was dubbed by Danish actress Yvonne Ingdal, while Swedish actress Pia Degermark who acted the role dubbed the few scenes where she spoke Danish. This meant she always spoke with an accent. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Four Seasons - Summer (first movement: Allegro)
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Music by Antonio Vivaldi (uncredited)
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Gorgeous and Tragic Love Story
13 December 2006 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it came out in the 1960's. It is loosely based on a true story of two lovers, a beautiful tightrope dancer and a married Army Lieutenant, who run away together in the late 1800's. I was blown away by the sheer beauty of this film. There are no car chases or explosions. Instead, it brings you close to nature with the sights and sounds of the fields and trees, the wind, sumptuous berries, bird songs and crickets. Their love plays out within some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. It runs almost in real time, quietly moving their story along. This film left a lasting impression on me for decades. I loved it.


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