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Midsommar (2019)

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A couple travels to Eastern Europe 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.

Director:

Ari Aster

Writer:

Ari Aster
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Cast

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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Writer/director Ari Aster breaks down genre expectations, The Wicker Man influences, and how he wants audiences to feel after his "break-up film," Midsommar.

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Storyline

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 North-European 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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Trivia

This is the fifth A24 film to be released nationwide without a platform release prior. The others were The Witch (2016), Free Fire (2017), It Comes At Night (2017), and Hereditary (2018). See more »

Goofs

Terri kills herself and her parents by carbon monoxide asphyxiation by running a rubber tube from the car exhaust into her mouth, and sealing all air passages into the house. However, modern cars have catalytic converters that remove virtually all carbon monoxide fumes; it is would be impossible to kill oneself in this manner. Even with an old car engine, or if the catalytic converter had been removed, filling an entire house with enough carbon monoxide to cause death would be near-impossible. See more »

Quotes

Simon: So we just gonna ignore the bear then?
Ingemar: It's a bear.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest Movie Scenes of 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)
Performed by Frankie Valli
Written by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe
Published by Seasons Four Music (BMI) and EMI Longitude Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company / The Four Seasons Partnership
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Not for everyone
31 May 2020 | by schuelererikSee all my reviews

Let me first say, this is not a "bad" movie. It utilizes creative camera work and cinematography to add to the narrative. But I personally still didn't like it. Its main goal in my opinion is to disturb the viewer as much as possible through the use of sound, gory visuals and the feeling of isolation and insanity. While I can see how this can speak to a certain audience, it didn't appeal to me and made me want to turn of the movie quite a few times. If you are into these kinds of films, definitely give this a try but if you, like me, enjoy being scared by a horror movie instead of weirded out and disturbed, this might not be for you.


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Country:

USA | Sweden

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

3 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midsommar See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,560,030, 7 July 2019

Gross USA:

$27,426,361

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,903,099
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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