A Song for Martin

Critics Consensus

Grueling but honest depiction about the ravages of Alzheimer's. Yep, it's a downer.

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Movie Info

In midlife, soul mates Barbara (Viveka Seldahl) and Martin (Sven Wollter) finally meet. At first, their mutual sexual attraction is disturbing and undeniable, but their love for music further fuels their passion. Martin is a composer and conductor, and Barbara is first violinist in a symphony orchestra which he guest-conducts. Although both are married, they refuse to renounce the happiness they finally have found, but their lives change when Martin is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Cast & Crew

Peter Engman
Philip
Lo Wahl
Susanne
Ulla Isaksson
Writer (Novel)
Stefan Nilsson
Original Music
Jörgen Persson
Cinematographer
Janus Billeskov Jansen
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Critic Reviews for A Song for Martin

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (4)

Audience Reviews for A Song for Martin

  • Jan 24, 2012
    This one was tough to watch, as a man who had been a brilliant composer slowly succumbed to Alzheimer's and his wife tried her best to keep him going. Absolutely brilliant portrayal by Steven Wollter as Martin and Viveka Seldahl as Barbara. The supporting cast was excellent and the emotions were never far from the surface. The music was divine. An altogether well done film.
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Nov 30, 2010
    A very well acted, written, & directed film about a romance fighting a losing battle with an untreatable disease. The film itself is slow paced, but heavy on emotions since it addresses the progressive deterioration of the man's health, and it's crippling effect on him and his family. Even though the two met and fell in love while they were married to other people, you still feel bad for what they endure throughout the film. The two lead actors, and the supporting cast, did a great job to make this production a memorable one.
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