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Original title Den enfaldige mördaren
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Director
Screenplay
Original work
Production country
Production company
Awards
Classification Allowed from age 15
Dialogue
Swedish release 1982-02-12

Cast

Stellan Skarsgård
Sven, kallad ''Idioten''

Hans Alfredson
Höglund

Per Myrberg
Andersson

Lena-Pia Bernhardsson
fru Andersson

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Director
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Production Manager
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Unit Manager
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Special Photographic Effects
Propman
Costume Designer
Make-up Supervisor
Re-recording Mixer

Cast

Stellan Skarsgård Sven, kallad ''Idioten''
Hans Alfredson Höglund
Maria Johansson Anna
Per Myrberg Andersson
Lena-Pia Bernhardsson fru Andersson
Tomas Alfredson Axel
Cecilia Walton Vera
Nils Ahlroth Månsson
Lars Amble Bengt
Wallis Grahn fru Höglund
Lena Nyman damen utan underkropp
Gösta Ekman den nye chauffören
Else-Marie Brandt idiotens mor
Carl-Åke Eriksson Wallin
Carl Billquist Flodin
Anders Granström ingenjör Berghald
Anna-Carin Krokstäde Märit
Björn Andrésen ängel
Daniel Alfredson ängel
Erik Spangenberg ängel
Georg Årlin landsfiskalen
Stellan Sundahl man på nazistmöte
Bengt-Göran Svensson man

Companies

Production Company AB Svenska Ord
AB Svensk Filmindustri
Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 1994
AB Svensk Filmindustri
Distributor in Sweden (16 mm) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 1994
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) SF Home Entertainment 2002
Laboratory FilmTeknik AB

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 123124
Date 1982-02-09
Classification Allowed from age 15
Original length 2935 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 570, 585, 535, 535, 465, 245.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Sound system Optical mono
Colour system Fujicolor
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2975 meter
Length in minutes 108 min
Reels 6 rullar


Original work

Original title Idiotens berättelse (Story)
Author Hans Alfredson


Release dates

Release in Sweden 1982-02-12 Spegeln Stockholm Sweden 105 min
1982-02-12 Rio Tomelilla Sweden 105 min
TV showing 1991-02-07 TV4 Sweden 101 min
1991-09-04 TV4 Sweden 101 min
1991-12-27 TV4 Sweden 101 min
1995-12-01 Kanal 1 Sweden 101 min
2000-04-16 SVT1 Sweden 101 min
2001-10-31 SVT1 Sweden 101 min
2004-04-03 SVT1 Sweden 101 min
2006-09-09 SVT1 Sweden 101 min
First showing 1982-02-12 Spegeln Stockholm Sweden 105 min
1982-02-12 Rio Tomelilla Sweden 105 min
DVD release 2002-11-18 Sweden
TV showing 2011-01-07 SVT1 Sweden
2011-12-27 SVT1 Sweden
2017-09-16 SVT1 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title Glühwürmchen-Idyll
Composer Paul Lincke (1902)
Lyrics Heinz Bolten-Baeckers (1902)
Lilla Cayley Robinson (engelsk text 1907)


Original title Strange Blues
Composer Irving Mills
Wingy Manone


Original title Arholmavalsen
Composer Albin Carlsson (1909)
Lyrics H. S-s (1909)


Original title Bel ami
Composer Theo Mackeben (1939)
Lyrics Karl-Ewert (svensk text 1939)
Hans Fritz Beckmann (tysk text 1939)


Original title Rekviem. Dies irae
Composer Giuseppe Verdi (1869)


Original title Löjtnanter borde aldrig finnas till
Lyrics Hans Alfredson (specialtext)
Elias Sehlstedt
Musical Arrangement Elias Sehlstedt (efter folkmelodi)


Original title Ich bin die Lili aus Bajanka


Awards

Bodil (Denmark) Köpenhamn 1983 (bästa europeiska film)
Comité Int'l pur la Diff. des Arts par le Cinéma Berlin 1982 (medalj)
The Guldbagge Award Stockholm 1982 Best Director Hans Alfredson (bästa regi)
Stockholm 1982 Best Actor in a Leading Role Stellan Skarsgård (bästa skådespelare)
Stockholm 1982 Best Picture (Svenska Filminstitutets kvalitetsbidrag om 782 148 kr)
Office Catholique Internationale du Cinéma Berlin 1982 (diplom)
Festival Award Chicago 1982 Hans Alfredson (silverplakett för regi)
Chicago 1982 Jörgen Persson (bästa foto; silverplakett)
Silberner Bär Berlin 1982 Stellan Skarsgård (bästa skådespelare, tillsammans med Michel Piccoli)
Minns Ni? (1993) Citation included from Den enfaldige mördaren (1982)
Det naturliga ljuset (2010) Den enfaldige mördaren (1982)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Print
Gauge 16 mm


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2920


Element type Print
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2926


Element type Duplicate positive
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2975


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Less than 850 x 400


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Script title The simple-minded murderer.
Extent 22 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Den enfaldige mördaren. Efter Idiotens berättelser ur "En ond man" av Hans Alfredson.
Extent 64 s.
Language Svenska


Holdings Stills

Black and white print 13
Colour prints SET
Behind the scenes prints 1
Slides 9
Album Yes


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material


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