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Marie talks about God in the documentary

Written by roxeteer on December 2, 2004 to .

“A Second Chance”, a documentary about Marie and her illness, was aired last week in Sweden and Finland. In the documentary, Marie and her husband Micke Bolyos are interviewed in their home and video clips shot by Micke are shown. The documentary also shows Marie in September performing songs from her new album live in a small club.

  Marie talks a lot about God in the interview. Her sister Anna-Lisa died in a car crash some years ago. “It took a long time before God and I were friends again,” Marie says. She also tells how God helped her to write the song “The Change”. “I wrote the song and the lyrics very quickly. Later it felt like someone else had written the song,” she said.

  “The Change” is a very important song to Micke, too. “There’s one song on the album I haven’t been able to listen to, and that’s the version of ’The Change’ with the symphony orchestra. The lyrics tell exactly how I felt after Marie’s illness was discovered,” he says.

  Marie is holding back tears when she thinks back to the events of September 11, 2002. “First I noticed losing vision in my right eye. The next thing I remember was Micke’s moaning voice. I had had an epileptic fit and hit my head very severely. Then I was on my way to hospital in an ambulance and the rest of the story you know already,” Marie explains.

  “The hardest thing was that I had to relearn to write and count. For a moment I thought I could never sing again, but fortunately that didn’t happen,” Marie says.

  The topic of the documentary is dark and Marie’s story is sad, but there is light. Marie says she has found strength from music, God and laughter.

  In perhaps the funniest part of the documentary, Marie’s seven-year-old son Oscar and his friend sing Per’s “Här kommer alla känslorna” in Marie’s home studio.


Heh heh I would like to see the ’funny’ part...
not interested in all this other depressing stuff.

the docu isn’t depressive at all. You would think that it can’t be anything but sad because she talks about her illness, but it’s totally the opposite.

Marie’s so damn strong, she’s so happy and thankful that she is still here and she cries of joy, joy for being here, for the family she has, Micke and the children have supported her endlessly.

The docu is totally positive, despite the situation. The parts where she’s in the studio she’s having fun, she looks damn sexy with her bald head ;), she’s making fun while singing.. the docu left a sweet taste in me, together with a huge admiration towards Marie (even bigger than before ;)), for her strength, for who she is!

I’ve watched it a few times already and it is great... a real insight into what Marie really went through for all thos years....

The documentary is really great and for the ones with a fast Internet connection, check out

Thanx “roxeteer” ;-)

the documental bring me only positive feelings, its great to see Marie’s little world for a while & even better see how strong she is

if marie and micke both felt the orchestral version of the change was such a powerful song, why didn’t they open the album with it, why did they burry the song at the bottom of the album in favor of the over prodouced version> ugh!

Can anybody tell me when they sing “Här kommer alla känslorna”? Is it in the beginning or more at the end of the documentary? Thanks a lot!

Har kommer... is at 30 minute and 2 seconds :0) Enjoy it!

Hi, can someone let me know if this Doco is in English or Swedish?

It´s in Swedish.

So the one on Roxbytes will be in swedish, is there any text around to match it in english?

It’s great to know something about what she said in that documentary.I hope a full translation come up soon.

The documentary left only positive feelings for me. MARIE is the symbol of strength.

@blunek: in “my” version it’s after 35 min. but thanks anyway.
Even though I actually don’t understand Swedish at all (or just some words which are similar to German...), I’m impressed a lot by Marie. She’s really very strong! And of course she is older now and looks a bit more serious (because of her illness), but sometimes I can still see the fire burning in her eyes. What impressed me most was her joy of life, even in the middle of the cancer treatment! We can learn a lot by her, forget our “small” problems for a while and be thankful for the life we have!

How many people in sweden have seen the documentary?

Can anybody tell me that?

@Zelda: about one million ppl.

This is great news, and yes she is very strong. But more importantly, I’m so glad that she found God! goodness knows how a lot of us prayed for her when it all happened... Because for those who believe, no matter how hard the situation, they will never feel alone. I guess that for some it’s hard to understand what a difference faith can make. It’s more than just comfort, it’s like life in all its fulness is breathed into you constantly. And for those who start to believe, it really IS like beeing reborn and a complete change, so I can understand her. I’m really happy for you Marie! Rox on!

I totally agree with Silverblue! Amen

I am so happy that Marie has found her strength in God and has found Him again after so long!!!!
HE loves you Marie and has made you the strong person you are today and He’ll continue to heal you and take care of you!!!!
You are such a strong woman and I can’t tell you enough how PROUD I am of you for coming thru this like you have!!!! ESP. after seeing the doc!!!
Love you honey!!!!

I had to cry when that Happened I mean when Marie got the Tumor!
On that day 9.11.02 My Mother which is also a Roxette-Fan handed the Newspaper to me and pointed on that article with Marie and when Iread it started crying
and after that I prayed for Marie!

I’m Happy that she found God!
I also went to the Catholic Church when she had her tumor!


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