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Gunnar 'Knas' Lindkvist
Cornelis is the unique chronicle about one of Sweden's greatest music legends - Cornelis Vreeswijk. An honest and gripping account of an exceptionally talented, but self-destructive artist's intense life both on and behind the stage. A man who during his whole life was searching for love and confirmation.Written by
He was only 50 when he died after living a true rock star life. Maybe not being aware of it. Cornelis Vreeswijk has now reached a legend status, which he had from time to time already during his career. But it surely was a career with downs.
Hank von Helvete is a surprise in the title part, not overacting it a bit, which of course would have been tempting. We follow Cornelis through a passed-away Stockholm from the 60s, with buses and cars driving to the left. We follow his early success, his more or less disastrous marriages, his insecurity, his periods in jail and his tax problems. All things which made headlines.
Sounds like another boring hard-life story, but this is so Swedish, that you can't help taking it a little to your heart. Like Cornelis, the man and legend.
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