A Song for Martin Poster

Release Date: November 26th, 2001

DVD Release Date: August 12th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
In midlife, soul mates Barbara (Viveka Seldahl) and Martin (Sven Wollter) finally meet. At first, their mutual sexual attraction is disturbing and undeniable, but their love for music further fuels their passion. Martin is a composer and conductor, and Barbara is first violinist in a symphony orchestra which he guest-conducts. Although both are married, they refuse to renounce the happiness they finally have found, but their lives change when Martin is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Cast: Sven Wollter, Viveka Seldahl, Reine Brynolfsson, Linda Källgren, Lisa Werlinder, Peter Engman, Klas Dahlstedt, Lo Wahl

Director: Bille August

Genres: Drama, Romance

Keywords: Fall, Wife, Transformation, 2000s, Love, Forbidden love, Husband, Brooding, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Viveka Seldahl and Sven Wollter will touch you to the core in a film you will never forget -- that you should never forget. show more

  • Doesn't sugarcoat the painful realities of Alzheimer's or the difficult decisions faced by relatives of its victims, but by film's end, its clear-eyed melancholy winds up feeling strangely uplifting. show more

  • Starts at the beginning and goes straight through to the inevitable end, unblinkingly. It doesn't relieve the pressure, as "Iris" does, with flashbacks to happier days. show more

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Winner Best Actress
Guldbagge Award (2002)
Winner Best Actor
Guldbagge Award (2002)