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Elvira Madigan (1967)

The Danish tightrope dancer Elvira Madigan meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away.

Director:

Bo Widerberg

Writer:

Bo Widerberg
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Pia Degermark ... Elvira Madigan, alias Hedvig Jensen
Thommy Berggren ... Sixten Sparre
Lennart Malmer Lennart Malmer ... Kristoffer
Cleo Jensen Cleo Jensen ... Cleo (as Cleo)
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Storyline

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. Written by Papakamayo

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Trivia

Not to be confused with the Danish film Elvira Madigan (1967), both based on the same story. See more »

Quotes

Elvira Madigan, alias Hedvig Jensen: Don't talk about love, Sixten. We can't butter our bread with it.
Sixten Sparre: You want me to find a job? Where? Tell me!
Sixten Sparre: You want me to find a job. Tell me! Where?
Sixten Sparre: 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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Connections

Featured in Stjärnbilder (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major, RV 271 (L'Amoroso, first movement)
(uncredited)
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan
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a great love story
26 February 2000 | by kepsam-2See all my reviews

My fiance and I just watched Elvira Madigan on FLIX. It's up there with the best of love stories...Love Story, Forever Young & Romeo & Juliet. It's a great movie, and if you're in the mood for a good movie about true love, watch the 1967 Swedish version (with English subtitles) of Elvira Madigan.

One last thing, for those who didn't like this movie, just simply lost touch with what true love means to them.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Danish

Release Date:

24 April 1967 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvira Madigan See more »

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Europa Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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