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

Jack Reynor and Will Poulter also starred together in Glassland (2014) and Detroit (2017). See more »

Goofs

For the whole mating ritual thing they do, the whole purpose is to have the highest success in pregnancy, but if the girl just had her period the other day (to put the blood in the drink) then she wouldn't be ovulating yet. So the chances of pregnancy wouldn't be that high. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mats: [In Swedish; to Ulf as he administers liquid via cotton swab onto his tongue] Take from the yew tree. Feel no pain.
Mats: [In Swedish; to Ingemar, same procedure] Take from the yew tree. Feel no fear.
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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: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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This movie was a trip
6 July 2019 | by palistineroyalSee all my reviews

I'm not sure how but the movie had me on edge the entire time. You have to enjoy cinematography to really enjoy this. I left the movie like I just came down from a high. The whole thing felt like a bad trip afterwards, I was pleased and not at the same time but I think that's how we're meant to feel. It's a good change from super hero movies and terribly made horror movies.


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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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