Abdication

The Abdication

Director: Anthony Harvey, Liv Ullmann, Peter Finch, Cyril Cusack

Cast: Anthony Harvey, Liv Ullmann, Peter Finch, Cyril Cusack

     
 
In this historical drama based on actual events, Sweden's Queen Christina (Liv Ullmann) decides in 1654 to give up her throne in order to embrace Catholicism. However, as she studies the faith, she falls in love with Cardinal Azzolino (Peter Finch), a cleric being considered for the papacy. Greta Garbo previously played the same abdicating monarch in the film Queen

Overview

In this historical drama based on actual events, Sweden's Queen Christina (Liv Ullmann) decides in 1654 to give up her throne in order to embrace Catholicism. However, as she studies the faith, she falls in love with Cardinal Azzolino (Peter Finch), a cleric being considered for the papacy. Greta Garbo previously played the same abdicating monarch in the film Queen Christina. Michael Dunn, who plays the dwarf in The Abdication, died during production, and several of his scenes had to be shot with another actor doubling for him.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2009
UPC:
0883316125472
Original Release:
1974
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
52,270

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liv Ullmann Queen Christina
Peter Finch Cardinal Azzolino
Cyril Cusack Oxenstierna
Graham Crowden Cardinal Barberini
Franz Drago Birgito
Suzanne Huddart Young Christina
Paul Rogers Altieri
Noel Travarthen Ginetti
Michael Dunn The Dwarf
Lewis Fiander Father Dominic
Kathleen Byron Queen Mother
James Faulkner Magnus
Ania Marson Ebba Sparre
Richard Cornish Charles
Edward Underdown Christina's Father
Harold Goldblatt Pinamonti
Tony Steedman Carranza
Daragh O'Malley Sgt. Patrick Harper

Technical Credits
Anthony Harvey Director
John Bloom Editor
James Cresson Producer
Farani Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Fryer Producer
Peter Hall Costumes/Costume Designer
Simon Kaye Sound/Sound Designer
Terence Marsh Production Designer
David Munro Asst. Director
Peter James Set Decoration/Design
Nino Rota Score Composer
Ruth Solff Screenwriter
Alan Tomkins Art Director
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
Ruth Wolff Screenwriter

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