The Adventures of Picasso (1978)




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Gosta Eckman impersonates the famed Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in this gloriously irreverent Swedish "biography". The Picasso seen herein is a bumbling, vulgar clown, forever falling down, bumping into walls and spewing forth inappropriate profanities. The high (or low) point comes when an equally ridiculously caricatured Dr. Albert Schweitzer operates on a dying Picasso (a cute trick, since Picasso outlived Schweitzer by several years). You know what to expect when you see the aggressively masculine British comic actors Bernard Cribbins and Wilfred Bramball as, respectively, avant-garde poetess Gertrude Stein and her longtime companion Alice B. Toklas. Adventures of Picasso has its fans, though most don't immediately own up to liking the film.


Birgitta Andersson
as Ingrid Svensson-Guggenheim
Bernard Cribbins
as Gertrude Stein
Wilfrid Brambell
as Alice B. Toklas
Margareta Krook
as Dona Maria
Lena Olin
as Dolores
Per Oscarsson
as Apollinaire
Sune Mangs
as Churchill
Lena Nyman
as Sirkkat
Tom Younger
as Superintendant
Sven Lindberg
as Dr. Albert Schweitzer
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The Adventures of Picasso...And A thousand Loving Lies is a nimble-footed flight of fancy.

Jan 29, 2004 | Full Review…

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