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You're Out of Your Mind, Maggie (1979)

Du är inte klok, Madicken (original title)
Madicken is a Swedish girl from the upper level family, growing up during the time of first world war which did not include Sweden. She lives happily with her family, experiencing the world and making brave and crazy things.

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Cecilia Orlando-Willberg ...
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Madicken is a Swedish girl from the upper level family, growing up during the time of first world war which did not include Sweden. She lives happily with her family, experiencing the world and making brave and crazy things.

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SEK 4,000,000 (estimated)
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After having directed "Bröderna Lejonhjärta" Olle Hellbom felt very tired and decided to step down as director for the two Madicken films and just produce instead. Göran Graffman was chosen as the new director since Olle Hellbom was impressed by his work on the television series "Den Vita Stenen". See more »

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Followed by Madicken på Junibacken (1980) See more »

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Very high quality adaptation of book.
17 November 2004 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

I have recently seen this at a museum showing of the film. It is a very well made adaptation of the famous Astrid Lindgren book, Madicken.

The movie itself is very episodic. There is no real plot as the story really just follows Madicken, a 7-9 year old girl, and her various adventures in the small village where she lives.

It appears as if the film was originally filmed as a TV series and this film, is just a series of TV episodes edited together to form a complete film. The story is very engaging, as it addresses issues of class, alcoholism, and poverty in a manner that is appropriate for young children. Madicken, herself, is much more of a sweetheart in the movie than in the book, where she is a bit of a troublemaker.

All aspects of the production are very expertly done. The costumes are extremely authentic looking and beautifully crafted. It is filmed on location in a real Swedish village, so the production feels extremely authentic.

While it isn't the most serious film ever. The high quality of its content makes this a very worthwhile film to track down for anyone curious in seeing a snapshot of traditional Swedish life in the countryside.


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