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Madicken is a Swedish girl from the upper level family, growing up during the time of first world war which did not include Sweden. She lives happily with her family, experiencing the world and making brave and crazy things.

Director:

Göran Graffman

Writers:

Astrid Lindgren (novels), Astrid Lindgren (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonna Liljendahl Jonna Liljendahl ... Madicken
Liv Alsterlund ... Lisabet
Monica Nordquist ... Mamma
Björn Granath ... Pappa
Lis Nilheim ... Alva
Birgitta Andersson ... Fru Nilsson
Allan Edwall ... Herr Nilsson
Sebastian Håkansson Sebastian Håkansson ... Abbe
Fredrik Ohlsson ... Borgmästaren
Yvonne Lombard ... Borgmästarinnan
Ted Åström ... Sotarn
Fillie Lyckow ... Fröken
Jan Nygren Jan Nygren ... Överläraren
Kerstin Hansson Kerstin Hansson ... Mia
Cecilia Orlando-Willberg Cecilia Orlando-Willberg ... Mattis
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Madicken is a Swedish girl from the upper level family, growing up during the time of first world war which did not include Sweden. She lives happily with her family, experiencing the world and making brave and crazy things.

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En filmberättelse av Astrid Lindgren. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

14 December 1979 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

SEK 4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Optisk Mono)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

After having directed "Bröderna Lejonhjärta" Olle Hellbom felt very tired and decided to step down as director for the two Madicken films and just produce instead. Göran Graffman was chosen as the new director since Olle Hellbom was impressed by his work on the television series "Den Vita Stenen". See more »

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Followed by Madicken på Junibacken (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

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Composed by Prins Gustaf Oscar, aka Prins Gustav of Sweden and Duke of Uppland (1846)
Lyrics written by Herman Sätherberg
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Very high quality adaptation of book.
17 November 2004 | by konky2000See all my reviews

I have recently seen this at a museum showing of the film. It is a very well made adaptation of the famous Astrid Lindgren book, Madicken.

The movie itself is very episodic. There is no real plot as the story really just follows Madicken, a 7-9 year old girl, and her various adventures in the small village where she lives.

It appears as if the film was originally filmed as a TV series and this film, is just a series of TV episodes edited together to form a complete film. The story is very engaging, as it addresses issues of class, alcoholism, and poverty in a manner that is appropriate for young children. Madicken, herself, is much more of a sweetheart in the movie than in the book, where she is a bit of a troublemaker.

All aspects of the production are very expertly done. The costumes are extremely authentic looking and beautifully crafted. It is filmed on location in a real Swedish village, so the production feels extremely authentic.

While it isn't the most serious film ever. The high quality of its content makes this a very worthwhile film to track down for anyone curious in seeing a snapshot of traditional Swedish life in the countryside.


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