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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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Pia Degermark ...
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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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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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For love, and the moment
17 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As did a previous reviewer, I too saw this movie in 1967 in an "art house" theater in Boston, and have been affected and haunted by it ever since. The beauty of a film with spare dialogue, fabulous and touching cinematography, and an indelibly imprinted sound track, entered my young adult brain and took up residence. Who knew that many years later, I would spend time in both Denmark and Sweden, visiting the places where the couple spent time on Tåsinge and in Svendborg, as well as the places where it was filmed in Nordjylland, and feeling as if I had been there before, even down to the sounds of the buzzing insects in the meadows and beach grass. Such films should touch more people. I am glad it is out on DVD, although I have only seen it on VHS. Suspend your computer and 3D expectations, and revel in the feelings.


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