Hedvig Jensen is a famous ropewalker and is known to her public as Elvira Madigan. She meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away, but since Sixten deserted the army, he cannot find any job and the couple encounters many hardships. Moreover, while on the run, Sixten meets a friend who tries to convince him to come back to his country and family.
Sometimes truth is more exciting
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Not to be confused with the Danish film Elvira Madigan
(1967), both based on the same story. See more
Elvira Madigan, alias Hedvig Jensen
Don't talk about love, Sixten. We can't butter our bread with it.
You want me to find a job? Where? Tell me!
You want me to find a job. Tell me! Where?
How am I supposed to do it? Should I go in and say, "My name is Count Sparre. I've deserted from the Swedish army. Can you give me work?" Is that how I should do it?
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