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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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Cast

Pia Degermark
as Elvira Madigan
Tommy Berggren
as Lieutenant Sparre
Nina Widerberg
as Cleo's daughter
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I have no patience for the unrealistic and rather personality-challenged lovers as they cavort through sun-dappled fields.

April 13, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Liebestod as a shampoo commercial

September 22, 2009 | Full Review…
CinePassion

Textured drama with unforgettable music.

December 8, 2006 | Rating: 3/5
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