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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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Storyline

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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Budget:

SEK 7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 22,291,096 (Sweden)
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1.66 : 1
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The movie contains 10 languages: Swedish, English, Finnish, Italian, Spanish, Russian, French, German, Norwegian and Latin. Most sentences in the "foreign" languages (apart from the narration in Swedish) mean something completely other than what it seems, or mean nothing in particular: for example the lyric of the famous Finnish song is actually a recipe. Even though it's a Swedish film, the only Swedish spoken (apart from the narration) is when Picasso's father answers the phone, saying "Hur fan ska jag veta det?" ("How the hell should I know?"). See more »

Quotes

Superintendant: This rotten french bastard has tried to rape our pure, virgin american people with his dirty fucking pictures.
Elsa Beskow: ["translates" into Swedish] This unpleasent french gentleman has tried to seduce the nice american people with his unpleasent french paintings.
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Wonderful, intelligent burlesque
26 February 2000 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

This film is one of my favorites. I saw it in Europe for the first time and at least 5 five times since then and I still laughing loudly. It's very intelligent humor, full of love about a great man.

The only thing what shocked me is that the American version is missing many great parts. For instance the 'prohibition era' spoof is entirely cut out along with the Albert Schweitzer sketch.

Rent it out today and have a great time!


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