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.

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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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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 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

Ari Aster's visual references for his Scandinavian folk horror are Black Narcissus (1947), Hard to Be a God (2013), Macbeth (1971), and Tess (1979). See more »

Goofs

The Americans react to the sun being up late at night. The sun doesn't set until after 10:30 PM in the area around midsummer, but the lack of long shadows reveals that the scene does not take place in the late evening at 61° North (where the story takes place) but rather around noon at 47° North (Hungary, where the supposed Swedish scenes are actually filmed). See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: IT Chapter Two (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I.O.U
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

 
Why is this rated so high on IMDB?? 2.3 hours of wasted life.
14 October 2019 | by mosobe305See all my reviews

2.3 hours of my life I will never get back. One of the stupidest, longest movies with no point. Seriously, I am so upset I had to write a review on how a movie can waste so much of my time. I watched it because initially it had a high review and I trusted IMDB reviews to be somewhat accurate. Seems like this site much be tainted with fake reviews. This movie just plain sucks, don't waste your precious time.


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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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