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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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Mimi
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Picasso (singing voice)
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Ingrid Svensson-Guggenheim
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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 narrator in the Swedish version is Toivo Pawlo (who introduces himself as Elsa Beskow). The narrator in the Danish version is Ove Sprogøe (who introduces himself as Karen Blixen). The narrator in the Norwegian version is Per Aabel (who introduces himself as Margaretha Munthe). The narrator in the English version is Bernard Cribbins (who introduces himself as Gertrude Stein). The narrator in the French version is Raymond Bussière (who introduces himself as Mistinguette). See more »

Quotes

Spanish Priest: Pyramus et Thisbe, luvenum pulcherrimus alter altra ques Oriens habuit praelata pruellis. Olé.
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Featured in Svenska Ord i bild och tal (2006) See more »

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Relâche
Composed by Erik Satie (1924) (as Érik Satie)
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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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