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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:

$89,591, 17 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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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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