Elvira Madigan (1967)

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Inspired by the famous Johan Lindstrom Saxon ballad, this Swedish film involves circus performer Elvira Madigan (Pia Degermark) and army officer Sixten Sparre (Thommy Berggren). Sparre breaks loose of the oppressive atmosphere of both the military and his tradition-bound family to conduct a passionate affair with Elvira. Aware only of one another's presence, the lovers refuse to recognize that they have stepped irreversibly on the road to tragedy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Elvira Madigan is indeed remarkably beautiful, Almost every frame would make a painting, and yet the film is alive and cinematic, not simply photographs of pretty pictures.

Jun 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

I have no patience for the unrealistic and rather personality-challenged lovers as they cavort through sun-dappled fields.

Apr 13, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Liebestod as a shampoo commercial

Sep 22, 2009 | Full Review…

Textured drama with unforgettable music.

Dec 8, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

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