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Biographical account of singer and composer Cornelis Vreeswijk including his breakthrough and his marital problems.

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Amir Chamdin

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Antonia Pyk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby ... Cornelis Vreeswijk
Malin Crépin ... Ingalill Rehnberg
Helena Af Sandeberg ... Bim Warne
David Dencik ... Fred Åkerström
Johan Glans Johan Glans ... Anders Burman
Frida Sjögren Frida Sjögren ... Anita Strandell
Vera Vitali ... Ann-Christin Wennerström
Pernilla Andersson Pernilla Andersson ... Ann-Louise Hansson
Frederik Nilsson Frederik Nilsson ... Warden
Mike Granditsky Mike Granditsky ... Club Promoter
Axel Petersén ... Berit
Ola Bergström Ola Bergström ... Björn J:son Lindh
Ruben Engzell Ruben Engzell ... Bosse Häggström
Klas Ekman Klas Ekman ... Börje Ekberg
Ahmadu Jah Ahmadu Jah ... Congas Player at Theater
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Cornelis is the unique chronicle about one of Sweden's greatest music legends - Cornelis Vreeswijk. An honest and gripping account of an exceptionally talented, but self-destructive artist's intense life both on and behind the stage. A man who during his whole life was searching for love and confirmation. Written by SF International

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A man. A voice. A legend.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Dutch

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Medborgare, godafton! See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,529,380
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cornelis' friend Hasse and hairdresser Sigge at Länkarna in the movie are played by themselves and were actual friends of the singer while he lived at Länkarna in Solna. The room were Cornelis is sleeping in was his actual room. N.B the room has no windows which was a special request of Cornelis. See more »

Connections

Features Black Palm Trees (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Min Polare Per
Written by Cornelis Vreeswijk (as C. Vreeswijk)
Warner / Chappell Music Scand AB
Performed by Cornelis Vreeswijk
Warner Music Sweden AB
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The dark side of folk music
5 December 2010 | by jahnmagnSee all my reviews

As a huge fan of Cornelis Vreeswijk I had great expectations for this movie. I have to say that I was really happy to see that my expectation were met. The music was brilliant (of course), the actors did a great job (more about this later) and the story was really good.

The music were partly by his (CS) own voice and partly other musicians who payed their homage to Cornelis. Of course a fan like me loves his own songs, but as a fan It is really easy to hate when other tries to cover the music. This wasn't the case, I think that all the covers was really good. The director of the movie payed his homage to Vreeswijk songs too, not with music but with scenery (the song "Don Quixote").

The former vocalist in the rock band Turbonegro, Hans Erik Dyvik Husby made a really great interpretation of Vreeswijk's life. Husby's portrait of Vreeswij's addiction to alcohol and drugs and his problems trying to manage it did'not give the viewer the feeling that this was an interpretation of the dark sides of fame, but rather something that Husby himself personally was aware of.

I give this one a 10/10 Although I personally would prefer the movie to be at least one hour longer...


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