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Elvira Madigan (1967)

The Danish tightrope dancer Elvira Madigan meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away.

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Lennart Malmer ...
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Storyline

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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24 April 1967 (Sweden)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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 - which significantly increased its popularity. The concerto is since known by the anachronistic nickname "Elvira Madigan". See more »

Quotes

Elvira Madigan, alias Hedvig Jensen: Don't talk about love, Sixten. We can't butter our bread with it.
Sixten Sparre: You want me to find a job? Where? Tell me!
Sixten Sparre: You want me to find a job. Tell me! Where?
Sixten Sparre: How am I supposed to do it? Should I go in and say, "My name is Count Sparre. I've deserted from the Swedish army. Can you give me work?" Is that how I should do it?
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Connections

Referenced in Petersen (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major, RV 271 (L'Amoroso, first movement)
(uncredited)
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan
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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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