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Becoming Astrid (2018)

Unga Astrid (original title)
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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
Maria Bonnevie ... Hanna
Trine Dyrholm ... Marie
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Blomberg
Magnus Krepper ... Samuel
Björn Gustafsson ... Sture Lindgren
Marius Damslev Marius Damslev ... Lasse tre år
Willy Ramnek Petri Willy Ramnek Petri ... Gunnar
Liv LeMoyne Liv LeMoyne ... Saga
Sofia Karemyr ... Madicken
Mira Mitchell Mira Mitchell ... Berta
Maria Fahl-Vikander Maria Fahl-Vikander ... Astrid 1987 (as Maria Fahl Vikander)
Maria Alm Norell ... Olivia
Lars Väringer ... KAK direktör
Eric Ericson ... Läkare (as Eric Ericsson)
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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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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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In the film Astrid speaks with a Stockholm-accent, while in real life she spoke with a noticeable Småland-accent. See more »

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Astrid: [screaming of joy] Good morning! Limonade!
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A moving biopic
10 May 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

Although I do not really know neither Astrid Lindgren nor her characters Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, ... I loved the film which is based on the exceptional performance of the lead actress Alba August as well as an extremely neat photography. We might think that this film is jointly sponsored by the tourist offices and the ministries of culture of both Sweden and Denmark.

This biopic traces the life of Astrid during a small decade, in the 20s. We discover first of all a talented, mischievous and dreamy teen, then a young, fighting and resilient woman. Although the intended public of the books is very young, that of the film excludes, in my humble opinion, the children. Instructive and moving!


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish | Danish

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$938,766
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2.35 : 1
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