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Directed by  Mika Kaurismäki
Music by  Anssi Tikanmäki
Initial release  21 July 2016 (Germany)
Screenplay  Michel Marc Bouchard
Costume design  Marjatta Nissinen
5.8/10 IMDb


Written by  Michel Marc Bouchard
Cinematography  Guy Dufaux
Director  Mika Kaurismäki
Music director  Anssi Tikanmäki
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Produced by  Arnie GelbartMika Kaurismäki
Starring  Malin BuskaSarah GadonMichael NyqvistLucas BryantPatrick Bauchau
Cast  Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant, Martina Gedeck
Similar  Queen Christina, Un jour mon prince!, The Fits, Miss Impossible, A Royal Night Out

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The 2015 film The Girl King is a biographical drama about Christina, Queen of Sweden. It was directed by Mika Kaurismäki and written by Michel Marc Bouchard who, following writing the screenplay for the film, wrote his stage play Christine, La Reine-Garçon which enjoyed a successful run in 2012 at Montreal’s Théâtre du Nouveau Monde and then in English at the Stratford Festival in 2014. The film premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival.

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Cast

  • Malin Buska as Kristina
  • Sarah Gadon as Countess Ebba Sparre
  • Michael Nyqvist as Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna
  • Lucas Bryant as Count Johan Oxenstierna
  • Laura Birn as Countess Erika Erksein
  • Hippolyte Girardot as Ambassador Pierre Hector Chanut
  • Peter Lohmeyer as Bishop Of Stockholm
  • François Arnaud as Karl Gustav Kasimir
  • Martina Gedeck as Maria Eleonora
  • Patrick Bauchau as René Descartes
  • Critical response

    The film has received divided acclaim. At Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 47%, based on 15 reviews and an average rating of 4.9/10. Dana Piccoli at AfterEllen stated: "Anytime we get to see a story about queer women in history is a good thing, and The Girl King is certainly an interesting look at this enigmatic ruler. While I wish it could have been a bit stronger in its delivery, it’s still a very watchable film."

    Awards

    The film won two awards at the Montreal World Film Festival, Best Actress to Malin Buska, and Most Popular Canadian Feature Film to director Mika Kaurismäki. It also won best Best Film at the Valladolid International Film Festival

    References

    The Girl King Wikipedia


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