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En sång för Martin (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 16 March 2001 (Sweden)
Swedish composer/conductor Martin and concertmaster Barbara fall in love. After their divorces, they're happily married. While composing an opera, Martin is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It slowly changes him.

Director:

Bille August

Writers:

Bille August, Ulla Isaksson (novel)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sven Wollter ... Martin
Viveka Seldahl ... Barbara
Reine Brynolfsson ... Biederman
Linda Källgren ... Karin
Lisa Werlinder ... Elisabeth
Peter Engman Peter Engman ... Philip
Klas Dahlstedt Klas Dahlstedt ... Erik
Lo Wahl Lo Wahl ... Susanne
Kristina Törnqvist Kristina Törnqvist ... Dr. Gierlich
Jonna Ekdahl Jonna Ekdahl ... Sara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claes Ahlstedt Claes Ahlstedt ... Erik
Alba August
Asta Kamma August ... (as Asta August)
Anna Eidem Anna Eidem
Maria Fahl Maria Fahl
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Storyline

Famous composer Martin meets concertmaster Barbara at one of his performances, and the two fall in love. After divorcing their spouses, Martin and Barbara marry and begin a happy life together. Five years later, as the couple is working on a new opera, Martin is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. As Martin's condition worsens and his personality changes, the couple strain to hold on to the love that once brought them together. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Germany | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 March 2001 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Song for Martin See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,755, 30 June 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,983, 25 August 2002
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Love Cannot Conquer Alzheimers
27 March 2002 | by ctarlenSee all my reviews

I am quite familiar with Alzheimer's Disease. Both my mother and grandmother had it. To me this movie shows that love is useless when it comes to Alzheimers. Eventually the sufferer forgets everything.

While a respectable movie, it is not exactly dramatic or innovative. I felt that I was being told something that I not only already knew, but had lived through twice already and probably will go through myself.

However, I was interested in how the Swedes care for Alzheimer's patients. At least Martin didn't have to die in the horrible nursing home that my mother lived and died in. It helps to have money and socialized medicine, I guess. Do you think I can immigrate to Northern Europe before I get the disease?


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