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The Abdication (1974)

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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Cardinal Azzolino
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Oxenstierna
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Altieri
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Cardinal Barberini
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The Dwarf
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Queen Mother
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Father Dominic
Harold Goldblatt ...
Pinamonti
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Carranza
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Ginetti
Richard Cornish ...
Charles
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Magnus de la Gardie
Edward Underdown ...
Gustaf II Adolf, Christina's father
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Franz Drago ...
Birgito
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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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She shook the Vatican like an earthquake. Shocking whispers had preceded her. Debauchery. Unspeakable acts. A reign of scandal...And now she had cast her spell over one of them. See more »


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3 October 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Abdicação de uma Rainha  »

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Michael Dunn's final film. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Christmas Song
(uncredited)
Written by Nino Rota
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To watch this film in the amazon jungle was an experience ..
26 February 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in the Ford rubber tree plantation in Belterra close to Santarém in the Amazon in the second part of the 1970:s.

Of what I can remember, there was a lot of forced horse-riding in the film, mostly by the beautiful, womanly Liv Ullman, who didn't had the slightest resemblance with the portrayed queen Kristina. Queen Kristina was known as almost ugly with a mans body, language and habits.

Sitting there in the middle of the rain forest in a warm and humid provisional cinema, with the projector rattling amongst the onlookers, I wondered if the spectators understood anything of what they saw on the screen. A story that took place 350 years before and in a country of ice and snow.

And me - who had read about the abdication in school, how the daughter to the king who had fought the catholic church, and died in the 30 year war, became a catholic - realized that there are ten thousand different ways to tell a story and this was not the one my historian teacher had told me .... or the one I had imagined!


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