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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Picasso
... Don José
... Doña Maria
... Dolores
... Gertrude Stein / Narrator
Wilfrid Brambell ... Alice B. Toklas
Lennart Nyman ... Henri Rousseau
... Apollinaire
... Mimi
Gösta Winbergh ... Picasso (singing voice)
... Ingrid Svensson-Guggenheim
... Hitler
... Churchill
... Djagilev
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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20 May 1978 (Sweden)  »

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The Adventures of Picasso  »

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SEK 7,000,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The movie contains 10 languages: Swedish, English, Finnish, Italian, Spanish, Russian, French, German, Norwegian and Latin. Most sentences in the "foreign" languages (apart from the narration in Swedish) mean something completely other than what it seems, or mean nothing in particular: for example the lyric of the famous Finnish song is actually a recipe. Even though it's a Swedish film, the only Swedish spoken (apart from the narration) is when Picasso's father answers the phone, saying "Hur fan ska jag veta det?" ("How the hell should I know?"). See more »

Quotes

Spanish Priest: Pyramus et Thisbe, luvenum pulcherrimus alter altra ques Oriens habuit praelata pruellis. Olé.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Composed by Erik Satie (1924) (as Érik Satie)
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WOW!
19 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Be sure to take napkins with you!

This is the one-and-only movie i ever p***ed into my trousers laughing...

I never thought the Swedish people to be THAT funny!


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