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


Amir Chamdin


Antonia Pyk
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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


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.


Biography | Drama | Music


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The scenes shot in the music studio "Metronome" is the actual studio where Cornelis was discovered by Anders Burman in the 60's. See more »


Features Black Palm Trees (1968) See more »


Somliga Går Med Trasiga Skor
Written by Cornelis Vreeswijk (as C. Vreeswijk)
Warner / Chappell Music Scand. AB
Performed by Cornelis Vreeswijk
Warner Music Sweden AB
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Cornelis, something as rare as a good Biopic
29 October 2010 | by kristoferharaldSee all my reviews

For many years this movie has bin planed, but not until now has anyone dared to make it. Mainly because Cornelis was in life, and still is in death a very loved musician, and in his own way character. I have grown up with his music, and has always loved it. Both my sisters are named after characters in his songs.

Yesterday the movie had its Gala premiere in Trollhättan, with both the director Amir Chamdin, and the main star in the movie, Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby, present. Me and my girlfriend had both received invitations to attend, and it gave us chance to take one persons each with us, so we took my parents.

Now to the movie... I was actually a bit scared at first, maybe they would destroy it, and Cornelis at the same time. but I must say... they didn't. The movie turned out fantastic. Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby made a fantastic part, specially when you think about that his from Norway, and had to learn Swedish first. In this movie you gets to follow Cornelis Vreeswijk from just before his brake in to the music business, to his tragic death almost 30 years later.

Not much else to say about this without telling to much, just Go and see it if you can! Its a fantastic movie...

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Release Date:

12 November 2010 (Sweden) See more »

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Medborgare, godafton! See more »


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2.35 : 1
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