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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 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 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 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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Trivia

Astrid's eventual husband, Sture Lindgren, is portrayed by Alba August's boyfriend, Björn Gustafsson. See more »

Goofs

In the film Astrid speaks with a Stockholm-accent, while in real life she spoke with a noticeable Småland-accent. See more »

Quotes

Astrid: [screaming of joy] Good morning! Limonade!
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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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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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