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The Adventures of Picasso (1978)

Picassos äventyr (original title)
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 José
Margaretha Krook ...
Doña Maria
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Dolores
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Gertrude Stein / Narrator
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Lennart Nyman ...
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Elisabeth Söderström ...
Mimi
Gösta Winbergh ...
Picasso (singing voice)
Birgitta Andersson ...
Ingrid Svensson-Guggenheim
Magnus Härenstam ...
Sune Mangs ...
Yngve Gamlin ...
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)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The military rank of Don José during his Nazi period is "Hauptbahnhof" which is German for central station. When he salutes, instead of "Heil Hitler" he yells "Halvliter" which is Swedish for half a liter. 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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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Sketch comedy-like account of Picasso's life
1 April 2001 | by (Weaverville, NC) – See all my reviews

I found this at a local indie video store I used to frequent, and was a little surprised. But it is a good movie, with Picasso's life played for laughs(watch for Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Tolkas played by men in drag!)The humor alternates between the cerebral and the scatalogical, but it is an interesting little piece, proving that intellectuals can appreciate satire and comedy as well as anyone else.


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