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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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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 original idea for this movie came from actor Gösta Ekman. He thought it would be funny to write a guide to a place were you never been. Then, he thought that it was almost the same thing to write a biography over a person you never met. Someone famous, like Jesus or Picasso. 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 »

Soundtracks

Mi chiamano Mimì.
[from the opera "La Bohème"]
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1896)
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica (Italian text 1896)
Sung by Elisabeth Söderström (in Italian)
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4 May 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the most international movies ever made - there is no dialog! Any country can dub the narrative on top with no difficulty. And all that is muttered in this fantastic movie is already translated into whatever tongue be local to the moviegoers - it has dialog like 'Pablo! Pablo!' and 'Mamma! Mamma!' and 'Hauptbanhof! Nichts! Raus!' and stuff like that. It's a riot. Does it make any sense? Does it have a message? Who cares! This is Hasse & Tage at their best - and Hasse & Tage are already the best.


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