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Original title En dåres försvarstal
Film type TV film
Category Fiction
Original work
Production country
Production company


Tomas Bolme
Marias första man

Gerd Hagman
Marias mor

Grynet Molvig
Marias väninna

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Original title
Swedish release title


Production Manager
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Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Assistant Director
Script Supervisor
Unit Manager
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Re-recording Mixer



Production company Sveriges Television AB TV2
Cinematograph AB (för)
Laboratory FilmTeknik AB

Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Sound type Sound
Sound system Separate magnetic sound
Colour type Colour
Colour system Eastman Color
Width 16 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in minutes 200 min

Original work

Original title En dåres försvarstal (Novel)
Author August Strindberg

Release dates

TV showing 1976-11-17 TV2 Sweden 50 min (del 1 av 4)
1976-11-21 TV2 Sweden 50 min (repris)
1976-11-24 TV2 Sweden 50 min (del 2)
1976-11-28 TV2 Sweden 50 min (repris)
1976-12-01 TV2 Sweden 50 min (del 3)
1976-12-05 TV2 Sweden 50 min (repris)
1976-12-08 TV2 Sweden 50 min (del 4)
1976-12-12 TV2 Sweden 50 min (repris)
1980-03-05 TV2 Sweden 50 min (del 1, repris)
1980-03-12 TV2 Sweden 50 min (del 2)
1980-03-19 TV2 Sweden 50 min (del 3)
1980-03-26 TV2 Sweden 50 min (del 4)
2012-06-17 SVT2 Sweden Del 1 av 4.
2012-06-24 SVT2 Sweden Del 2 av 4.
2012-07-01 SVT2 Sweden Del 3 av 4.
2012-07-08 SVT2 Sweden Del 4 av 4.

Holdings Film

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Element type Print
Gauge 16 mm

Element type SEPMAG
Gauge 16 mm
Length 1600

Holdings Posters

Size Less than 850 x 400

Holdings Scripts

Script type Kringmaterial
Language Swedish

Script type Dialoglista
Script title The confessions of a fool. (En dåres försvarstal). Dialogue list. Oct. 1976.
Extent 64 s.
Language English

Script type Synopsis
Script title August Strindberg. En dåres försvarstal. Manus och regi: Kjell Grede.
Extent 4 s. + 4 s. produktionsuppgifter i ett ex.
Language Swedish

Script type Synopsis
Script title The confessions of a fool. (En dåresx försvarstal).
Extent 3 s. Produktionsuppgifter (1 s.) ingår.
Language English

Holdings Stills

Colour prints SET
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