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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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Tage Danielsson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gösta Ekman ... Picasso
Hans Alfredson ... Don José
Margaretha Krook ... Doña Maria
Lena Olin ... Dolores
Bernard Cribbins ... Gertrude Stein / Narrator
Wilfrid Brambell Wilfrid Brambell ... Alice B. Toklas
Lennart Nyman Lennart Nyman ... Henri Rousseau
Per Oscarsson ... Apollinaire
Elisabeth Söderström ... Mimi
Gösta Winbergh Gösta Winbergh ... Picasso (singing voice) (as Gösta Winberg)
Birgitta Andersson ... Ingrid Svensson-Guggenheim
Magnus Härenstam ... Hitler
Sune Mangs ... Churchill
Yngve Gamlin ... Djagilev
Lisbeth Zachrisson Lisbeth Zachrisson ... Olga
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Storyline

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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Country:

Sweden

Release Date:

20 May 1978 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tomelilla, Skåne län, Sweden

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Budget:

SEK 7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The building used for exterior shots of Picasso Inc. Industries is the SR/Swedish Radio complex in Stockholm. See more »

Goofs

During the doctors visit after Don Jose death and rigor mortis, the corpse blinks during the doctors efforts to straighten the body out. (this may be explained however, in that it turns out Don Jose was only in suspended animation, and everyone thought he was dead). 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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Connections

References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Che gelida manina.
[from the opera "La Bohème"]
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1896)
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica (Italian text 1896)
Sung by Gösta Winbergh (in Italian, dub. Gösta Ekman )
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Picasso's life in a fun-house mirror!
1 March 2007 | by ComputressSee all my reviews

Hasse Alfredsson's and Tage Danielsson's films has always had a special place in my heart, and in particular "The Adventures of Picasso". The film is about Picasso's life and art, told through a distorted mirror.

For those not familiar with Hasse & Tage's style, it might seem to be a somewhat shallow and burlesque film, but it is more than a ordinary comedy. It also shows the trouble of becoming the victim of your own public image, and how the creativity and the personal life may suffer from it. In many ways it is a film in the same spirit as Charlie Chaplin's "The Dictator", slapstick mixed with reflection.

Pablo Picasso once said that "We all know that art is not the truth, art is a lie that makes us realize the truth" and I think that "The Adventures of Picasso" encompass this in a very nice way!


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