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A Song for Martin (2001)

En sång för Martin (original title)
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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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
Gabriel Eriksson Gabriel Eriksson ... Child
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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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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Wollter is excellent, Seldahl is not.
17 August 2003 | by hante811See all my reviews

This is a beautiful film, where Sven Wollter makes one of his greatest performances. But I can't see any any artistic reasons to give Viveka Seldahl a guldbagge for her contribution - she makes the lines as if they didn´t really engaged her (more as if she read them aloud from a script). And the language of the female doctor is definitely not natural spoken language. For example: today in Sweden, even doctors don´t say "herr Fischer" (Mr Fischer) to their patients, they say the first name. (Maybe the film makers were influenced by the American way of thinking and talking.) But - as a whole, the film is very well done and definitely worth seeing.


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Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 March 2001 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$27,983

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$900,626
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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