Stockholm Marathon (film)

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Stockholm Marathon
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Directed by Peter Keglevic
Produced by Hans Lönnerheden
Screenplay byRainer Berg
Beate Langmaack
Based on The Terrorists
by Sjöwall and Wahlöö
Starring Gösta Ekman
Kjell Bergqvist
Rolf Lassgård
Niklas Hjulström
Release date
  • 1 July 1994 (1994-07-01)(Sweden)
Running time
90 minutes
CountrySweden
Germany
LanguageSwedish

Stockholm Marathon is a 1994 film directed by Peter Keglevic about the Swedish police detective Martin Beck, loosely based on the last Martin Beck novel, The Terrorists . The title song for the film, "Marathon of Life", was written by Ralf Stemmann and performed by Thomas Anders (of Modern Talking).

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Martin Beck fictional Swedish police detective

Martin Beck is a fictional Swedish police detective who is the main character in a series of ten novels by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, collectively titled The Story of a Crime. The stories are frequently referred to as the Martin Beck stories. All of the novels have been adapted to films between 1967 and 1994, six of which featured Gösta Ekman as Martin Beck. Between 1997 and 2018 there have also been 38 films based on the characters, with Peter Haber as Martin Beck.

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Cast

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Kjell Bergqvist Swedish actor

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References

Swedish Film Institute foundation

The Swedish Film Institute was founded in 1963 to support and develop the Swedish film industry. The institute is housed in the Filmhuset building located in Gärdet, Östermalm in Stockholm. The building, completed in 1970, was designed by architect Peter Celsing.

Further reading

Maj Sjöwall Swedish author and translator

Maj Sjöwall is a Swedish author and translator. She is best known for the collaborative work with her partner Per Wahlöö on a series of ten novels about the exploits of Martin Beck, a police detective in Stockholm. They also wrote novels separately. In 1971, the fourth of the Beck books, The Laughing Policeman won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Novel and was adapted into the film The Laughing Policeman starring Walter Matthau.

Per Wahlöö Swedish writer

Per Fredrik Wahlöö - in English translations often identified as Peter Wahloo - was a Swedish author. He is perhaps best known for the collaborative work with his partner Maj Sjöwall on a series of ten novels about the exploits of Martin Beck, a police detective in Stockholm, published between 1965 and 1975. In 1971, The Laughing Policeman won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Novel. Wahlöö and Sjöwall also wrote novels separately.

Joan Tate was a prolific translator, translating works by many leading Swedish and Swedish-speaking Finnish writers into English.

IMDb Online database for movies, television, and video games

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Swedish Film Database Internate database of the Swedish Film Institute

The Swedish Film Database is an internet database about Swedish films, published by the Swedish Film Institute. It contains information about all Swedish films from 1897 onwards and foreign films that had cinema premiere in Sweden. It also provides a lot of biographies of actors, directors, producers etc. who participated in Swedish films over the years. It is created with the support of the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation. The database comprises about 62,000 films and 265,000 people.