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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 »

Director:

Tage Danielsson
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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 ... 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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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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Trivia

The military rank of Don José during his Nazi period is "Hauptbahnhof" which is German for central station. When he salutes, instead of "Heil Hitler" he yells "Halvliter" which is Swedish for half a liter. 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

Gertrude Stein: [to Alice B. Toklas] Alice, Be Talkless!
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Alternate Versions

Scenes making fun of Prohibition and the electric chair were deleted in the US version, making it eleven minutes shorter than the Swedish original. The filmmakers were not informed. See more »

Connections

References Svea hund på Göta Lejon (1976) See more »

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Parade
Composed by Erik Satie (as Érik Satie)
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One of the best movies ever....yes it is!
10 February 2006 | by haglundeSee all my reviews

This movie contains so many weird and funny things that I think you could watch it 100 times and still discover new things in every scene! Every little detail is just so perfect and thought through. Things that you discover first after a while, i.e. that Picassos father is saying halvliter ("half liter") instead of "Heil Hitler". All the acting throughout the movie is spectacular. It has to be since all of the language in the movie (except for the narrator) is just rubbish really. Everything they "say" is enforced by acting and it's impressing how one can understand an entire movie without any real language. This is simply a thoughtful, beautiful, weird, spectacular, funny, great, epic movie. Watch it!


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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:

SEK7,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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