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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 ... 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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Comedy

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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

Madrid, Paris and New York are in fact all shot on the same street in the small town of Tomelilla in the Swedish province of Skåne. Most of the picture is actually shot in and around Tomelilla. 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

Superintendant: This rotten french bastard has tried to rape our pure, virgin american people with his dirty fucking pictures.
Elsa Beskow: ["translates" into Swedish] This unpleasent french gentleman has tried to seduce the nice american people with his unpleasent french paintings.
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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 »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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4 May 2002 | by UACWSee all my reviews

This has got to be one of the most international movies ever made - there is no dialog! Any country can dub the narrative on top with no difficulty. And all that is muttered in this fantastic movie is already translated into whatever tongue be local to the moviegoers - it has dialog like 'Pablo! Pablo!' and 'Mamma! Mamma!' and 'Hauptbanhof! Nichts! Raus!' and stuff like that. It's a riot. Does it make any sense? Does it have a message? Who cares! This is Hasse & Tage at their best - and Hasse & Tage are already the best.


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