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
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The film is based on a real-life romance that occurred in the 19th century. The story has been filmed three times. See more
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Written by Israel Kolmodin and Johan Olof Wallin (uncredited) See more