A couple travels to Scandinavia to visit a rural hometown's fabled Swedish mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.


Ari Aster


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Florence Pugh ... Dani
Jack Reynor ... Christian
Vilhelm Blomgren ... Pelle
William Jackson Harper ... Josh
Will Poulter ... Mark
Ellora Torchia ... Connie
Archie Madekwe ... Simon
Henrik Norlén ... Ulf
Gunnel Fred ... Siv
Isabelle Grill Isabelle Grill ... Maja
Agnes Westerlund Rase Agnes Westerlund Rase ... Dagny (as Agnes Rase)
Julia Ragnarsson ... Inga
Mats Blomgren ... Odd
Lars Väringer ... Sten
Anna Åström ... Karin

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Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. Written by A24 Releasing

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Let the festivities begin

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing ritualistic violence and grisly images, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In the script, Dani and her friends all live in New York and her parents live in Minnesota. All of the US scenes are filmed in Utah. See more »


While the visual transition is well done cinematically, the inside of an airplane's lavatory door looks much different than depicted in the plane. Additionally, the "lock" sign is pointing in the wrong direction, the coat hook is upside down, and there is no door handle to open the door from the inside, just a pull mechanism to close the door. But this is not a bi-fold door, so that would not work and Dani would be stuck in the lavatory. See more »


Arne: Where is your friend? Yosh?
Christian: I know, ah... We have no idea.
Arne: He, and your other friend - They both disappears the same day. You see how it looks?
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Alternate Versions

A 171-minute long director's cut premiered at the Scary Movies XII film festival at the Lincoln Film Center. This version adds more graphic violence and extends many pre-existing scenes. See more »


Performed by Freeez
Written by John Robie and Arthur Baker
Produced by John Robie
Courtesy of Beggars Banquet
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
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User Reviews

Long meandering story that doesnt deliver
2 September 2019 | by sumtim3s00nSee all my reviews

Not sure what this is supposed to be. Its definitely not a horror movie. Its not even that scary, has a few unsettling moments but thats it. Its just weird and doesnt really have any dramatic arc or raising the tension. Basically the whole movie is a few strangers saying WTF? constantly and everyone else telling them " 'ts ok ! guys" Also besides that, its revolves around a traumatized, annoying and totally without self respect girl that slowly starts benefiting from this weird place. Because of course, we cannot have a film these days without it being a "personal journey" of some sorts. Writers trying to be smart and "deep". Yeah nothing beats a bizzare and crazy rituals to make you sane.

If youre expecting horror and monsters or supernatural, keep going. Its just a weird film with no real ending, resolution, interesting character or events. Albeit with nice filmography and quite good actors it has no real dramatic structure or captivating story.

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English | Swedish

Release Date:

3 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midsommar See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,560,030, 7 July 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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