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Becoming 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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alba August ... Astrid
Trine Dyrholm ... Maria Bonnevie
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Magnus Krepper
Björn Gustafsson ... Sture
Marius Damslev Marius Damslev ... Lasse 3 year
Willy Ramnek Petri Willy Ramnek Petri ... Gunnar
Liv LeMoyne Liv LeMoyne ... Saga
Sofia Karemyr Sofia Karemyr ... Madicken
Mira Mitchell Mira Mitchell ... Berta
Maria Fahl-Vikander Maria Fahl-Vikander ... Astrid 1987 (as Maria Fahl Vikander)
Maria Alm Norell Maria Alm Norell ... Olivia
Lars Väringer ... Kak direktor
Eric Ericson ... Läkare (as Eric Ericsson)
Li Brådhe ... Landlady
Sidsel Arnfred Sidsel Arnfred ... Midwife
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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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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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:

$120,486, 28 March 2019
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2.35 : 1
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The screenplay was written by director Pernille Fischer Christensen and co-written by her husband Kim Fupz Aakeson, who also writes children's books just like the main character Astrid Lindgren. 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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