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Unga Astrid (2018)

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Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alba August ... Astrid
Trine Dyrholm ... Marie
Magnus Krepper ... Samuel
Maria Bonnevie ... Hanna
Björn Gustafsson ... Sture
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Blomberg
Eric Ericson ... Doctor (as Eric Ericsson)
Maria Fahl-Vikander Maria Fahl-Vikander ... 1987 Astrid (as Maria Fahl Vikander)
Ola Normelli ... Train conductor
Mads Korsgaard ... (voice)
Liv LeMoyne Liv LeMoyne ... Saga
Lars Väringer ... Kak direktor
Maria Alm Norell Maria Alm Norell ... Olivia
Sofia Karemyr Sofia Karemyr ... Madicken
Mira Mitchell Mira Mitchell ... Berta
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Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.

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Biography | Drama

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Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Becoming Astrid See more »

Filming Locations:

Västra Götaland, Sweden See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,361, 25 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$86,580, 13 January 2019
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The project began after director Pernille Fischer Christensen read a newspaper article about the youth of Astrid Lindgren, where she became a young mother and her baby was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. See more »

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Bring tissues - dramatically wonderful
5 January 2019 | by maberg75See all my reviews

Having met Astrid Lindgren when I was a child in Zurich, which she visited at the time, I was very much moved by watching this film in the cinema not far away from where I met her in Zurich in the late 80s. I also grew up reading her stories are seeing the films that she created of the stories. This movie is very dramatic and very nice as well, however it moves you to tears to see the story and the pain that she went through in her younger years.

I can highly recommend this movie and I think anyone who has read her books and seen the films should see this film as well.


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