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The Girl King (2015)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 8 December 2015 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Mika Kaurismäki
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 of Brandenburg
Timo Torikka ... Father Viogué
Lotus Tinat Lotus Tinat ... Young Queen Kristina
Jannis Niewöhner ... Count Jakob de la Gardie
Mikko Leppilampi ... Count Magnus de la Gardie
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Storyline

An enigmatic young woman in conflict - torn between reason and passion; between her woman's body and being raised as a prince; between the ancient and modern worlds and between the brilliance of her educated mind and the conservative forces around her. Crowned Queen at the age of six, Kristina of Sweden was thrust into a labyrinth of power and tradition, where a court of austere, Lutheran men pressure her to marry and produce an heir to fulfill her destiny. She finds sanctuary and love with her lady-in-waiting, the beautiful and elegant, countess Ebba Sparre, although the Chancellor, Axel Oxenstierna, pressures her to pair with his son, Johan. Soon the forces around the Queen realize that Ebba is the key to controlling her, but they underestimate Kristina's brilliant mind and her drive to be free. Written by Triptych Media Inc.

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The woman who was king


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Trivia

When the film was first announced, Sarah Polley was to play the leading role. See more »

Quotes

Queen Kristina: [eating hunter's stew] By the rusty nails of Christ's cross, this is delicious!
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Connections

Referenced in Mika Kaurismäki, elokuvaohjaaja (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

L'amore
Composed by Anssi Tikanmäki
Lyrics by Anssi Tikanmäki and Maarit Tikanmäki
Performed by Johanna Rusanen
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The actual history doesn't matter right?
21 August 2018 | by sweetstreetswingSee all my reviews

I mean it's not terrible, as long as you don't mind being lied to about history, and possibly missing out on THE MOST interesting parts of her life. If you do watch it... do yourself the favor of doing a little research after it's over to learn what actually happened to her... that's the fascinating part.


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Finland | Germany | Canada | Sweden | France

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English | French | German | Latin | Italian

Release Date:

8 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl King See more »

Filming Locations:

Turku, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$369,798
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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