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11 December 2015 (Finland) See more »
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THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Malin Buska ... Queen Kristina

Sarah Gadon ... Countess Ebba Sparre

Michael Nyqvist ... Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna

Lucas Bryant ... Count Johan Oxenstierna

Laura Birn ... Countess Erika Erksein

Hippolyte Girardot ... Ambassador Pierre Hector Chanut

Peter Lohmeyer ... Bishop Of Stockholm

François Arnaud ... Karl Gustav Kasimir

Patrick Bauchau ... René Descartes

Ville Virtanen ... Doctor Van Wullen

Martina Gedeck ... Maria Eleonora

Timo Torikka ... Father Viogué
Lotus Tinat ... Kristina age 7-9
Jannis Niewöhner ... Count Jakob de la Gardie
Mikko Leppilampi ... Count Magnus de la Gardie

Sampo Sarkola ... Theology Student

Samuli Edelmann ... King Gustav II
Pertti Sveholm ... Kristina's Tutor

Jarmo Mäkinen ... The General
Lauri Tanskanen ... Young Architect
Dodo Oltrecolli ... First Italian Jesuit
Gabriele Goria ... Second Italian Jesuit

Mikko Kouki ... Aide de Camp
Stefan Karlsson ... Villager
Hugo Mikkola ... Baby Kristina
Janina Berman ... Abortion Nurse
Raimo Aarras ... Court Painter
Minna Hämäläinen ... Servant of Ebba and Jakob
Markus Jarvenpaa ... Valet
Markus Lappalainen ... Valet
Kejio Pennanen ... Autopsy Corpse
Eemeli Knuutila ... Countess Ebba Sparre's Baby
Michal Markford ... Queen Mother's Attendant
Manni Laudenbach ... Queen Mother's Attendant
Petteri Kaukoranta ... Queen Mother's Attendant
Tero Jartti ... Queen Mother's Attendant
Kaarle Husgafel ... Chamber Orchestra (as Kaarlo Husgafvel)
Eljas Tikanmäki ... Chamber Orchestra
Eemil Tikanmäki ... Chamber Orchestra
Juuso Nordlund ... Chamber Orchestra
Anssi Tikanmäki ... Chamber Orchestra
Kari Kuittinen ... Kristina's Guard
Eero Karisalmi ... Kristina's Guard
Jouni Röyskö ... Kristina's Guard
Taina Malmikare ... Elderly Lady In Waiting
Iiris Ahlstrom ... Elderly Lady in Waiting
Oula Kitti ... Axel's Guard
Lasse Piironen ... Axel's Guard
Henry Jalava ... Axel's Guard
Ville Venho ... Axel's Guard
Sami Sainio ... Axel's Guard
Ismo Reunamo ... Axel's Guard
Antti Laaksovirta ... Council of the Realm
Hannu T. Tiberius Pajunen ... Council of the Realm (as Hannu Pajunen)
Reijo Virtanen ... Council of the Realm
Esa Vahanne ... Council of the Realm
Jani Hyväri ... Council of the Realm
Jukka Airi ... Council of the Realm
Raino Rissanen ... Council of the Realm
Pekka Rantanen ... Council of the Realm
Kari Rantanen ... Council of the Realm
Esko Hörkkö ... Council of the Realm
Matias Tantinen ... Johan's Kidnapper
Jari Uhlgren ... Johan's Kidnapper (as Jari Uttlgren)
Taisto ... Stray Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Petri Aulin ... Guard (uncredited)
Micci Martin ... Guard (uncredited)

Jenny Rostain ... Young Woman with Johan (uncredited)

Veera W. Vilo ... Noble Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Mika Kaurismäki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michel Marc Bouchard  written by

Produced by
Wasiliki Bleser .... producer
Arnie Gelbart .... producer
Mika Kaurismäki .... producer
Rainer Kölmel .... producer
Miira Paasilinna .... executive producer
Martin Persson .... producer
Anna Stratton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Anssi Tikanmäki 
 
Cinematography by
Guy Dufaux (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hans Funck 
 
Production Design by
Petri Neuvonen 
Markku Pätilä 
 
Set Decoration by
Sasu Joutsi 
Mikko Kuivasto 
 
Costume Design by
Marjatta Nissinen 
 
Makeup Department
Aliisa Oksanen .... assistant makeup artist
Marjut Samulin .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Gary Evans .... post production supervisor
Boris Jendreyko .... production manager: Germany
Thomas Klimmer .... production manager: Germany
Nina Spilger .... post-production supervisor: Germany
Pierre Thériault .... post-production supervisor
Timo Vierimaa .... production manager
Hanna Virolainen .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nadja Delcos .... first assistant director
Kasimir Högnäs .... second assistant director
Iile Lempiäinen .... fourth assistant director
Jonna Vainio .... third assistant director
Annukka Vauhkonen .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Tommi Hourula .... property master
 
Sound Department
Rachelle Bergeron .... adr coordinator
Stéphane Bergeron .... re-recording mixer
Michel B. Bordeleau .... adr supervisor
Michel B. Bordeleau .... sound editor
Michel B. Bordeleau .... supervising sound editor
Jo Caron .... foley mixer
Carole Gagnon .... dialogue editor
Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau .... assistant: sound editor
Shaun-Nicholas Gallagher .... adr mixer
Shaun-Nicholas Gallagher .... post-synch engineer
Dana Hopfe .... adr production manager
Joonas Jyrälä .... production sound mixer
Joonas Jyrälä .... sound recordist
Raymond Legault .... sound editor
Isabelle Lussier .... re-recording mixer
Simon Meilleur .... foley artist
Vesa Meriläinen .... boom operator
Vesa Meriläinen .... sound assistant
Marie-Lou Morin .... sound coordinator: post production
Laurent Ouellette .... assistant foley artist
Claire Pochon .... a.d.r. editor
Brian Power .... additional adr recording
Panu Riikonen .... boom operator
Anja-Corinne Welter .... adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Esa Jussila .... daily special effects
Minttu Lehto .... special effects: fire trainee
Artturi Rostén .... daily special effects
Petteri Silvonen .... special effects: Fire
 
Visual Effects by
David Alexander .... cg environments
Jun Asido .... data technician
Jon Campfens .... senior visual effects supervisor
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor
Tuomo Hintikka .... visual effects supervisor
Jef Lonn .... digital compositor
Beau Parsons .... visual effects coordinator
Brandon Rogers .... cg environments
Rob Sischy .... digital compositor
Ryan Van Steenburgh .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Anu Nuotio .... stunt double: Kristina
Jaakko Nuotio .... action coordinator
Jaakko Nuotio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexi Ala-Lahti .... grip trainee
Antris Bonsdorff .... digital image technician
Jarkko Fabricius .... electric trainee
Jan Granström .... first assistant camera: "B" camera (as Jami Granström)
Timo Haapasaari .... rigging electric
Torsti Hyvönen .... technocrane
Jari Junttila .... electric trainee
Janne Jääskeläinen .... daily electric
Jari Kairamo .... daily electric
Janne Laaksonen .... grip trainee
Jani Lehtinen .... gaffer
Eemi Lehto .... dit assistant
Jarkko Liikanen .... first assistant camera: "B" camera
Mikko Lintunen .... video assistant
Kari Malmio .... daily electric
Jari Mutikainen .... b camera: Steadicam operator
Sami Mäntymaa .... lighting technician
Juha Niska .... key grip
Jouko Piipponen .... second assistant camera
Antti Pirinen .... best boy
Andrus Prikk .... first assistant camera
Timo Rinne .... grip trainee
Stefan Sosna .... director of photography: second unit, Germany
Stefan Sosna .... steadicam operator: Germany
Antero Sälpäkivi .... electrician
Lauri Tuura .... daily electric
Juha Virtala .... lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Sara Kay .... casting director: Canadian cast
Jenny Lewis .... casting director: Canadian cast
Laura Munsterhjelm .... casting director: Finnish cast
Tutsa Paananen .... casting director: Finnish cast (as Tutsa Huuhka)
Pia Pesonen .... casting director: Finnish cast
Stefany Pohlmann .... casting: dwarfs
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hanna Arima .... saddle maker
Mirkka Brenna .... seamstress trainee
Tytti Helles .... head seamstress
Maija Ilona Ilola .... wardrobe assistant
Veea Ingberg .... costume trainee
Hanna Kainulainen .... shoemaker
Kristiina Kivelä .... hats
Anu Klemola .... special materials
Kaarina Kopola .... head seamstress
Annariina Kurvinen .... seamstress
Eszter Lehtonen .... seamstress
Lari Lintumäki .... furs (as Jari Lintumäki)
Iia Neulanen .... costume designer's assistant
Niina Palin .... key wardrobe
Päivi Raappana .... seamstress trainee
Arja Rasinkangas .... seamstress
Maria Rosenqvist .... costume designer's assistant
Annamari Rytkönen .... wardrobe
Roope Saarinen .... wardrober men
Marjo-Briitta Talus .... costume trainee
Ulla-Maija Vuorinen .... colouring
Izabela Vuorio .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Alexander Berner .... consulting editor
Pierre Cadieux .... head of operations: Technicolor Montreal
Jean-Baptiste Combette .... technical supervisor: grading and digital cinema mastering
Milaine Gamache .... digital intermediate production manager
Stéfanie Guadagnino .... project manager: Technicolor Montreal
Serge Harvey .... digital intermediate editor
Nicolae Ilies .... digital intermediate colorist
Martin Mork .... trailer editor
Arthur Tarnowski .... editorial consultant
 
Location Management
Petteri Kulmala .... location manager
Jonne Lindholm .... location manager
 
Music Department
Kaarle Husgafel .... musician (as Kaarlo Husgafvel)
Sami Junnonen .... musician
Olavi Kallasjoki .... musician
Nina Kulhia .... musician
Lotta Laaksonen .... musician
Kari Nikkanen .... musician
Juuso Nordlund .... music recording engineer
Juuso Nordlund .... music scoring mixer
Aino Ojakoski .... musician
Henrik Perelló .... musician
Johanna Rusanen .... musician (as Johanna Rusanen-Kartano)
Anssi Tikanmäki .... composer: theme music
Anssi Tikanmäki .... music scoring mixer
Anssi Tikanmäki .... musician
Eemil Tikanmäki .... composer: additional music
Eemil Tikanmäki .... musician
Eljas Tikanmäki .... composer: additional music
Eljas Tikanmäki .... music recording engineer
Eljas Tikanmäki .... music scoring mixer
Eljas Tikanmäki .... musician
Aki Välimäki .... musician
 
Other crew
Joel Autio .... production trainee
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Trinni Franke .... production assistant
Johannes Gustafsson .... runner: trainee
Marjorie Hamel .... script supervisor
Tuomo Hintikka .... visual effects supervisor
Sami Inkiläinen .... assistant to location manager
Pekka Johansson .... caterer
Ernestine Kahn .... dialog consultant: Prep Peter Lohmeyer
Lauri Kanninen .... set trainee
Maria Kaurismäki .... production coordinator
Laura Kohonen .... runner: trainee
Saara Kultima .... set trainee
Nora Kuusisto .... production secretary
Niina Laitila .... caterer
Laura Lennala .... production accountant
Anu Neva .... runner, actors' assistant, trainee
Berit Norrenberg .... legal adviser
Anu Nuotio .... horse wrangler
Pietari Pastila .... assistant to location manager
Emmi Peltomäki .... set trainee
Iida Peltoniemi .... nanny
Jarkko Piispanen .... set trainee
Diane Pitblado .... on-set dialect coach
Jesse Roine .... runner: trainee
Emilia Savolainen .... set trainee
Jaakko Nuotio Rohan Stables .... horse wrangler
Minka Sundell .... production trainee
Kimmo Tolvanen .... make-up bus
Mari Vauhkala .... set trainee
Assi Viljanen .... runner: trainee
 
Thanks
Hans Funck .... in memory of
Akseli Hannula .... thanks
Taija Kekäläinen .... thanks
Mirkka Lappalainen .... thanks
Juha-Pekka Mikkola .... thanks
Ami Missi-Sandelin .... thanks
Jenny Rostain .... thanks
 

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Christopher Doyle was originally attached as director of photography.See more »
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Referenced in Mika Kaurismäki, elokuvaohjaaja (2015) (TV)See more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
magnificent, 19 March 2016
Author: Spencer Hastings from United States

To me, this film is brilliant. From the start to the end; it shows perfectly and transmits who was Queen Kristina from Sweden and what she wanted for her and her country. The film respects the century rules in which the film is set; the plot is just wonderful because it doesn't just portrays who was this awesome woman but also stays in what she went through, with everything: her sexuality, her ideas being different from what she has been taught, her desire for being more than just a queen ruling her kingdom marrying a man and having kids; her not accepting what everyone else thought was the best for her, because only she knew what was the best for her and her life. it not only portrays her life but portrays a brilliant, strong, wise, well written fictional character, who was not afraid of being different: who was not afraid of what other people thought about her, who did what she could in a kingdom full of people who didn't had other beliefs that what they believed about, who had a lot of knowledge and still was desiring for more; in a century where the full concept of lgbt people didn't even existed she fought till the end for what her heart felt, and in my opinion that was everything to me. This film is good in many ways: if you would like to know a little bit more of history; if you would like to know an incredible woman that maybe you didn't knew before because they never spoke to you about this in history class; if you would like to watch a good story with a great plot and storyline; if you would like to watch girl on girl representation on just the xvii century (yeah, lesbians and bisexuals existed in the xvii century. it is not something of now, just in case someone forgets). I watched it with hoping of some good cinematography and I ended really happy because it exceeded my expectations in everything. Kristina was awesome in every aspect and I really appreciate that there's a movie about her and her life with so many good details, with people that existed in the real life almost 400 years ago, with no twisted stuff that maybe she didn't do. It portrays exactly what she was and what she did (further the idea that it still is a movie and not a documentary so there's things that are only of the film, but still it keeps her essence and her attitude; her likes and dislikes; her curiosity and her greatness.) Definitely a movie to not miss. Excellent.-

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