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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
Maria Bonnevie ... Hanna
Magnus Krepper ... Samuel
Björn Gustafsson ... Sture
Eric Ericson ... Doctor (as Eric Ericsson)
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Blomberg
Maria Fahl-Vikander Maria Fahl-Vikander ... 1987 Astrid (as Maria Fahl Vikander)
Ola Normelli ... Train conductor
Mads Korsgaard ... (voice)
Casper Kjær Jensen ... Boy in Vimmerby (as Casper Kjær Jensen)
Lars Väringer ... Kak direktor
Sofia Karemyr Sofia Karemyr ... Madicken
Mira Mitchell Mira Mitchell ... Berta
Liv LeMoyne Liv LeMoyne ... Saga
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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

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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:

$89,591, 17 January 2019
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Alba August is the daughter of Danish director Bille August and Swedish actress and director Pernilla August. See more »

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Excellent film with wonderful performances
6 August 2018 | by sugarmackSee all my reviews

This is a beautiful piece of Scandinavian film making that held me spellbound from the first minute. The story of Astrid Ericsson's (later Lindgren) early life unfolds lyrically, with sensitive handling of the many controversies that shaped the children's author. While the cinematography is beautiful, and all performances are great, Alba August carries the film with a magical performance as Astrid. Every moment is perfectly told through August's acting, and caught by the director.

I would say that this film isn't quite as subtle as some Scandinavian films, but it's always difficult to fit life stories into a single film. This film made me want to see a series of films about Lindgren's entire life.


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