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Biographical account of singer and composer Cornelis Vreeswijk including his breakthrough and his marital problems.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby ... Cornelis Vreeswijk
Malin Crépin ... Ingalill Rehnberg
Helena Af Sandeberg ... Bim Warne
David Dencik ... Fred Åkerström
Johan Glans Johan Glans ... Anders Burman
Frida Sjögren Frida Sjögren ... Anita Strandell
Vera Vitali ... Ann-Christin Wennerström
Pernilla Andersson Pernilla Andersson ... Ann-Louise Hansson
Frederik Nilsson Frederik Nilsson ... Warden
Mike Granditsky Mike Granditsky ... Club Promoter
Axel Petersén ... Berit
Ola Bergström Ola Bergström ... Björn J:son Lindh
Ruben Engzell Ruben Engzell ... Bosse Häggström
Klas Ekman Klas Ekman ... Börje Ekberg
Ahmadu Jah Ahmadu Jah ... Congas Player at Theater
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Cornelis is the unique chronicle about one of Sweden's greatest music legends - Cornelis Vreeswijk. An honest and gripping account of an exceptionally talented, but self-destructive artist's intense life both on and behind the stage. A man who during his whole life was searching for love and confirmation. Written by SF International

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A man. A voice. A legend.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Dutch

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Medborgare, godafton! See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes shot in the music studio "Metronome" is the actual studio where Cornelis was discovered by Anders Burman in the 60's. See more »

Connections

Features Black Palm Trees (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Vaggvisa
Written by Cornelis Vreeswijk (as C. Vreeswijk)
Warner / Chappell Music Scand AB
Performed by Cornelis Vreeswijk
Warner Music Sweden AB
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Legend with a cause
14 November 2010 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

He was only 50 when he died after living a true rock star life. Maybe not being aware of it. Cornelis Vreeswijk has now reached a legend status, which he had from time to time already during his career. But it surely was a career with downs.

Hank von Helvete is a surprise in the title part, not overacting it a bit, which of course would have been tempting. We follow Cornelis through a passed-away Stockholm from the 60s, with buses and cars driving to the left. We follow his early success, his more or less disastrous marriages, his insecurity, his periods in jail and his tax problems. All things which made headlines.

Sounds like another boring hard-life story, but this is so Swedish, that you can't help taking it a little to your heart. Like Cornelis, the man and legend.


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