Karin Månsdotter (film)

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Karin Månsdotter
Directed by Alf Sjöberg
Produced by Rune Waldekranz
Screenplay by Alf Sjöberg
Based on Erik XIV 
by August Strindberg
Starring Ulla Jacobsson
Music by Lille Bror Söderlundh
Cinematography Sven Nykvist
Edited by Eric Nordemar
Release dates
  • 1 November 1954 (1954-11-01)
Running time
108 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Karin Månsdotter is a 1954 Swedish historical drama film directed by Alf Sjöberg.[1] It is based on the play Erik XIV by August Strindberg.


Karin Mansdotter is the daughter of an ordinary soldier. Still King Erik of Sweden falls madly in love with her. This turn of fate is appreciated by his adviser Göran Persson because he lives in constant fear the nobles could find a way to increase their influence on the king. When Erik's plan to marry English princess Elizabeth Tudor fails, Persson condones Erik's decision to make Karin his Queen. The Swedish nobility resents this wedding. The isolated King eventually shows signs of disstress which are used against him. In the end he is dethroned and replaced by his brother while Persson gets hanged for treason.



  1. ^ "Karin Månsdotter". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 

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