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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Thommy Berggren ...
Sixten Sparre
Lennart Malmer ...
Kristoffer
Cleo Jensen ...
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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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Filmed where this love story actually happened in Denmark and Sweden See more »


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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

Featured in Stjärnbilder (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Four Seasons - Summer (first movement: Allegro)
(uncredited)
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
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A Beautiful Movie
18 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm glad I finally had the opportunity to watch this movie. I can remember when it came out but was not in a location where it was available. Also, I didn't know this was based on a true story prior to watching it. If you like a good love story you should enjoy it. If you like a movie that is visually beautiful you should enjoy it. If you like both you should love it, as I did. If you like neither it's worth a look anyway. Who knows, you might surprise yourself.


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