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The Abdication (1974)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  3 October 1974 (USA)
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Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church. Today, she is mostly known for the rumors that she was lesbian.

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Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church. Today, she is mostly known for the rumors that she was lesbian.

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A woman with a profane love... for a man of God.


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3 October 1974 (USA)  »

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A Abdicação de uma Rainha  »

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The reason why Michael Dunn appears so briefly is that he died during filming. See more »

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Featured in Liv Ullmann scener fra et liv (1997) See more »

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Christmas Song
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Wonderful Classic
26 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will never forget my first impressions while watching this movie so many years ago on TV. I absolutely loved it!! I was riveted to the screen by this complicated and multi-faceted person in history who I had here-to-fore never heard about.

This movie belongs right there with other historical classics produced from the 50's to the 70's. I still remember being absolutely fascinated by Liv Ullmann's performance. What a colorful character Queen Christina of Sweden was - but Liv Ullmann made her come alive with her portrayal of an OCD personality that gave me my first introduction into a disorder that I had previously never known about. I don't know if the real Christina had OCD or not, but that was what I remembered most about the movie. I would love to see it again.


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