The Passion of Marie

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The Passion of Marie
Marie Krøyer poster.png
Danish theatrical release poster
Directed byBille August
Produced by
  • Signe Leick Jensen
  • Karin Trolle
Screenplay byPeter Asmussen
Based onBalladen om Marie
by Anastassia Arnold
Music byStefan Nilsson
CinematographyDirk Brüel
Edited byGerd Tjur
Distributed bySF Film Distribution
Release date
  • 27 September 2012 (2012-09-27) (Denmark)
  • 12 October 2012 (2012-10-12) (Sweden)
Running time
100 minutes
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Danish
  • Swedish

The Passion of Marie (Danish: Marie Krøyer; Swedish: Balladen om Marie Krøyer) is a 2012 biographical drama film directed by Bille August, starring Birgitte Hjort Sørensen and Søren Sætter-Lassen. The film's Danish working title, Balladen om Marie, means The Ballad of Marie. It tells the story of the stormy relationship between Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer, two of the Skagen Painters, in the late 19th century.



Based on the 1999 biography by Anastassia Arnold, The Passion of Marie was Bille August's first Danish film production since Pelle the Conqueror from 1987. It was produced through SF Film Production—the Danish subsidiary of AB Svensk Filmindustri—with support from the Danish Film Institute.[1] It received 1.75 million Norwegian kronor from Nordisk Film & TV Fond.[2] Principal photography began in August 2011, on location in Skagen and Marstrand.[3]


The film was released by SF Film Distribution in Denmark on 27 September 2012 and in Sweden on 12 October 2012.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Jensen, Jørn Rossing (10 June 2011). "Bille August to shoot The Passion of Marie". Cineuropa. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Nordisk Film & TV Fond Grants NOK3m To Kon-tiki Project". Nordisk Film & TV Fond. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ "August snapshot". Danish Film Institute. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Marie Krøyer". Danish Film Database. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  5. ^ "The Passion of Marie (2012)". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

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