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The Adventures of Picasso (1978)
"Picassos äventyr" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  20 May 1978 (Sweden)
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Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso show talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He becomes a painter but has to live in Paris in poverty. But one day he is ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Gösta Ekman ...
Hans Alfredson ...
Don Jose
Margaretha Krook ...
Dona Maria
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Dolores
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Gertrude Stein / Narrator (voice)
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Lennart Nyman ...
Per Oscarsson ...
Elisabeth Söderström ...
Mimi
Gösta Winbergh ...
Picasso (singing voice)
Birgitta Andersson ...
Ingrid Svensson-Guggenheim
Magnus Härenstam ...
Sune Mangs ...
Yngve Gamlin ...
Djagilev
Lisbeth Zachrisson ...
Olga
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Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso show talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He becomes a painter but has to live in Paris in poverty. But one day he is discovered by a rich American millionaire and starts to earn money. But he wastes his talent by painting plates. He meets the famous people of the 1920s: Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Appolinaire, Hitler and Churchill. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Tusen kärleksfulla lögner av Hans Alfredson och Tage Danielsson

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20 May 1978 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 22,291,096 (Sweden)
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The "agua" scene was ad-libbed by Gösta Ekman just before shooting began. See more »

Quotes

Elsa Beskow: [on Picasso's painting depicting a hideous version of a woman] And that was the birth of monsterism.
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Brilliant film. Sadly the US version has been censored.
7 October 2004 | by (Boulder CO USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film while in Hungary (even funnier with Hungarian subtitles

  • cause it looks so incomprehensible!).




Sadly, when I rented it here in the USA, I discovered that a large chunk of the film dealing with Picasso in New York during the prohibition of modern art, and his subsequent trial and escape had been ruthlessly cut by the US censors. Criminal. Can't we Americans relax and learn to laugh at ourselves, too??

Nonetheless, this is a hilarious film and, as Monty Python so often does, draws on our knowledge of history to make it's fractured-fairytale point. Strongly recommended for those who love wacky (though sometimes slightly sophomoric) humor with a light intellectual touch.


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