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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

Gross USA:

$120,486
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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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Colette of the North
5 December 2018 | by BachfeuerSee all my reviews

This film is very comparable with COLETTE. Both are biopics of major women authors who came along just before the great 20th Century advances in the status of women. In both, the repression and intolerance that still prevailed not so long ago are stunning. Both make up for their inability to incorporate very much of the literary contributions of their subjects with excellent production value and period look. Where COLETTE succeeds readily as a star vehicle, this film surprises by transporting the viewer so thoroughly into 1920s provincial Sweden. The lead actress, Alba August, is in nearly every shot and never disappoints. She reminds me of Lena Stolze or Julia Jentsch. If I had it to do over, I would read up a bit on each subject before seeing the respective movie.


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