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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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When actor Gösta Ekman went to Budapest on vacation, he found that people were looking at him in a very odd way. He eventually understood why when a local asked him if he were Picasso, to which Gösta replied, "If you mean that I played Picasso in a movie than, yeah, that's right." It turns out this movie had great success in Hungary, where it has been playing at a Budapest cinema every year since its release, and has even been adapted for the stage. See more »

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Gertrude Stein: [to Alice B. Toklas] Alice, Be Talkless!
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Beyond language
22 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I also picked up this film on VHS at an independent video store, and I was very taken with it. First, the film is a masterpiece of physical acting. Even thought they were speaking a number of different European languages, without subtitles, I had no problem understanding what was going on. It also makes wonderful use of surrealist imagery. I don't know a lot about Picasso, but I imagine someone who did would find this a fresh and entertaining take on the life of the man. Like a piece of Picasso's art, this movie is beyond language, I was left feeling like I knew how the man thought. If you enjoy physical comedy, this may be the most highbrow movie of that kind you'll ever see.


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