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The Lion Woman (2016)

Løvekvinnen (original title)
In 1912, a Norwegian woman dies in childbirth, leaving behind a daughter born with hypertrichosis, or excessive hair growth, and a grieving husband who hides the girl from gawkers.

Director:

Vibeke Idsøe

Writers:

Erik Fosnes Hansen (novel), Vibeke Idsøe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Lassgård ... Gustav
Kjersti Tveterås Kjersti Tveterås ... Hannah
Aurora Lindseth-Løkka Aurora Lindseth-Løkka ... Eva (7)
Mathilde Thomine Storm Mathilde Thomine Storm ... Eva (14)
Ida Ursin-Holm ... Eva (23)
Karen-Lise Mynster Karen-Lise Mynster ... Mrs. Birgerson
Lars Knutzon Lars Knutzon ... Professor Stroem
Kåre Conradi ... Jahnn
Rolf Kristian Larsen Rolf Kristian Larsen ... Sparky
Lisa Loven Kongsli ... Ruth
Henrik Mestad Henrik Mestad ... Swammerdamm
Ken Duken ... Andrej
Ole Johan Skjelbred-Knutsen Ole Johan Skjelbred-Knutsen ... Dr, Levin (as Ole Johan Skjelbred)
Connie Nielsen ... Mrs. Grjothornet
Burghart Klaußner ... Johannes Joachim (as Burghart Klaussner)
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Storyline

Adapted from the novel "Løvekvinnen" (The Lion Woman) by Erik Fosnes Hansen (2006), the story follows Eva, who is born with hypertrichosis, a congenital condition that causes excessive hair growth over her entire body. Her father grieves not only for the loss of his wife during childbirth, but also for his daughter's abnormal appearance. As Eva's life unfolds, she is in contact with those who shun, embrace, and abuse her, yet she survives with intelligence, wit, and inner beauty. Written by Iris Carter

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hypertrichosis | f rated | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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At 80 million Krone, the highest budget Norwegian film since Kon-Tiki (2012). See more »

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No other film like this
28 January 2019 | by brookezzzSee all my reviews

Title says it all, my review for a 10 is because I have never seen any fim like this that shows you humanity is its worst and prime, does not matter about the CGI behind the baby, the acting is on par, foreign films is the next industry, look forward after watching this and do not look back to Hollywood(which is trash super-hero movies lately). what i do not understand is why the 3 Actresses that play Eva in this film did not get a nomination for their role nor an award.... saddens me deeply


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Country:

Norway | Germany

Language:

Norwegian | French | Swedish

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Löwenmädchen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK80,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$453,276
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