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A Song for Martin (2001)
"En sång för Martin" (original title)

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Famous composer Martin meets concertmaster Barbara at one of his performances, and the two fall in love. After divorcing their spouses, Martin and Barbara marry and begin a happy life ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sven Wollter ...
Martin
Viveka Seldahl ...
Barbara
Reine Brynolfsson ...
Biederman
Linda Källgren ...
Karin
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Elisabeth
Peter Engman ...
Philip
Klas Dahlstedt ...
Erik
Lo Wahl ...
Susanne
Kristina Törnqvist ...
Dr. Gierlich
Jonna Ekdahl ...
Sara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claes Ahlstedt ...
Erik
Alba August
Asta August
Anna Eidem
Maria Fahl
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Famous composer Martin meets concertmaster Barbara at one of his performances, and the two fall in love. After divorcing their spouses, Martin and Barbara marry and begin a happy life together. Five years later, as the couple is working on a new opera, Martin is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. As Martin's condition worsens and his personality changes, the couple strain to hold on to the love that once brought them together. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »
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16 March 2001 (Sweden)  »

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$5,755 (USA) (28 June 2002)

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$27,983 (USA) (23 August 2002)
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Love and Perseverance
13 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

It is my understanding that when a man and a woman get married, it is because they love one another and promise to be loyal and faithful. Despite the fact that many marriages are no such thing, it is wonderful to see a film that convinces you that it is possible to love someone so much that no amount of adversity can destroy it.

That is the essence of this film. It is true that we learn a great deal about a horrible disease, but, more importantly, we learn what true love is. The drama in this film really takes place in the mind and the heart of Barbara, the wife. She must face the changes in her life from the joy of finding true love in her life after a difficult marriage to a life of dealing with a sick husband. We see her, painstakingly, deal with change after change and sometimes she breaks down because of the enormity of the challenge.

The second lesson we learn in this film is that love brings a real sense of perseverance. Caring for a sick husband is really no different than caring for a child. A mother normally does not lose her love for the child because he or she acts like a child, but, rather, she perseveres because of pure and simple love.

I do not have sufficient words to express the beauty of this film. It rings true.


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