The Girl King

The Girl King

Deutschland / Finnland / Kanada / Schweden 2014/2015, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Sweden, 1632: In the middle of the Thirty Years' War and after the death of her father Gustav Adolf the heiress Kristina Wasa is crowned queen - she is just six years old. While the girl is brought up like a boy guaranteeing her a higher level of education, chancellor Axel Oxenstierna is leading the government affairs. On her 18th birthday Kristina comes into power. The young queen proves to be peace-loving and a free spirit. She ends the decades-long war, but because of her unorthodox governance she also makes many foes. In the sensitive Countess Ebba Sparre she finds a confidante. Sparre becomes Kristina's maid and soon also her lover. But the love of the two women doesn't stay secret. Since Oxenstierna wants to wed the queen to his son Johan, he sees their relationship as a serious threat to his plan.

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Credits

Director:Mika Kaurismäki
Screenplay:Michel Marc Bouchard
Director of photography:Guy Dufaux
Editing:Hans Funck
Music:Anssi Tikanmäki
  
Cast: 
Malin BuskaKönigin Kristina Wasa
Sarah GadonKomtess Ebba Sparre
Michael NyqvistKanzler Axel von Oxenstierna
Lucas BryantGraf Johan von Oxenstierna
Laura BirnKomtess Erika Erksein
Hippolyte GirardotBotschafter Pierre Hector Chanut
Peter LohmeyerBischof von Stockholm
Françoise ArnaudKarl Gustav Kasimir
Patrick BauchauRené Descartes
Jannis NiewöhnerGraf Jakob De la Gardie
Martina GedeckMaria Eleonora von Brandenburg
  
Production company:Starhaus Filmproduktion GmbH (München), Marianna Films Oy (Helsinki), Galafilm Productions (Montreal), Anagram Film & TV (Lund/Stockholm), Triptych Media (CA)
Producer:Mika Kaurismäki, Dr. Rainer Kölmel, Wasiliki Bleser, Anna Stratton, Arnie Gelbart, Martin Persson

All Credits

Director:Mika Kaurismäki
Screenplay:Michel Marc Bouchard
Director of photography:Guy Dufaux
Production design:Petri Neuvonen, Markku Pätilä
Make-up artist:Marjut Samulin
Costume design:Marjatta Nissinen
Editing:Hans Funck
Sound:Michel B. Bordeleau, Joonas Jyrälä
Music:Anssi Tikanmäki
  
Cast: 
Malin BuskaKönigin Kristina Wasa
Sarah GadonKomtess Ebba Sparre
Michael NyqvistKanzler Axel von Oxenstierna
Lucas BryantGraf Johan von Oxenstierna
Laura BirnKomtess Erika Erksein
Hippolyte GirardotBotschafter Pierre Hector Chanut
Peter LohmeyerBischof von Stockholm
Françoise ArnaudKarl Gustav Kasimir
Patrick BauchauRené Descartes
Jannis NiewöhnerGraf Jakob De la Gardie
Martina GedeckMaria Eleonora von Brandenburg
  
Production company:Starhaus Filmproduktion GmbH (München), Marianna Films Oy (Helsinki), Galafilm Productions (Montreal), Anagram Film & TV (Lund/Stockholm), Triptych Media (CA)
in co-production with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)/Arte (München)
Producer:Mika Kaurismäki, Dr. Rainer Kölmel, Wasiliki Bleser, Anna Stratton, Arnie Gelbart, Martin Persson
Shoot:11.02.2014-04.04.2014: Finnland, Schweden, Deutschland
Original distributor:NFP Marketing & Distribution (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:106 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,40
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.04.2015, 51385, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 04.09.2015, Montreal, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 21.07.2016

Titles

Originaltitel (DE FI CA SE) The Girl King
Weiterer Titel (FI) Tyttökuningas
Arbeitstitel Queen Kristina

Versions

Original

Length:106 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,40
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.04.2015, 51385, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 04.09.2015, Montreal, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 21.07.2016
 

Awards

Montréal World Film Festival 2015
Publikumspreis, Bester Film
Beste Darstellerin