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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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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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The Adventures of Picasso  »

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SEK 7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 22,291,096 (Sweden)
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Madrid, Paris and New York are in fact all shot on the same street in the small town of Tomelilla in the Swedish province of Skåne. Most of the picture is actually shot in and around Tomelilla. 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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One of the best movies ever....yes it is!
10 February 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie contains so many weird and funny things that I think you could watch it 100 times and still discover new things in every scene! Every little detail is just so perfect and thought through. Things that you discover first after a while, i.e. that Picassos father is saying halvliter ("half liter") instead of "Heil Hitler". All the acting throughout the movie is spectacular. It has to be since all of the language in the movie (except for the narrator) is just rubbish really. Everything they "say" is enforced by acting and it's impressing how one can understand an entire movie without any real language. This is simply a thoughtful, beautiful, weird, spectacular, funny, great, epic movie. Watch it!


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