The Tattooed Widow

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The Tattooed Widow (Swedish: Den tatuerade änkan) is a Swedish Emmy Award winning TV movie from 1998, written and directed by Lars Molin.

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Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden, and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Both Norwegian and Danish are generally easier for Swedish speakers to read than to listen to because of difference in accent and tone when speaking. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages.

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An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

The film is centered on the 60 plus woman Ester, played by Mona Malm. Ester is living in a somewhat failed marriage where she is expected to take care of the household and be a good grandmother. But when a female relative, aunt Agnes, dies, everything changes. Agnes' death gives Ester new possibilities and becomes an impulse for her to live her dreams.

Mona Malm Swedish actress

Mona Malm is a Swedish film, stage, and television actress. Born in 1935 to Harald Ericsson and Inez Malmberg, she began her career with the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theater in 1957.

In 1999 The Tattooed Widow was awarded an Emmy Award for best international TV movie.

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Lars Ingvar Hirdwall, is a Swedish actor.

Jan Malmsjö Swedish singer and actor

Jan Wilhelm Malmsjö is a Swedish stage and film actor, musical star and singer. He is married to Marie Göranzon and father to Jonas Malmsjö.

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