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This film by renowned Finnish filmmaker Mika Kaurismäki is based on the real life 17th century Queen Kristina of Sweden, who defied gender and sexual norms of the day and was one of the most enlightened and influential figures in European history.

After her father King Gustav II dies, Kristina (Malin Buska) is made Queen in 1633 at the age of 6, but is dressed, raised and educated as a Prince. Athletic and confident, she also shows a leaning towards many socially progressive ideas. Taking the throne at the age of 18, she is thrust into a labyrinth of power and tradition, but Kristina is determined to revolutionize Sweden and bring peace to her people.

Scandalously opposing marriage and motherhood, and embracing feminism, she continues to dress androgynously.  She also finds sanctuary and love with her lady-in-waiting, the beautiful and elegant countess Ebba Sparre (Sarah Gadon). But the court of austere, Lutheran men pressure her to marry and produce an heir to continue her dynasty. As the forces around the Queen realize that Ebba is the key to controlling her, they jockey for power and position, but underestimate Kristina's brilliant mind and her drive to be free. Torn between conflicts of political and personal aspirations, Kristina makes one of the most scandalous decisions in history.

This new film featuring two gorgeous leading ladies is not afraid to portray the passion between Kristina and Ebba (unlike the famous 1933 Great Garbo film).

Starring: Malin Buska, Sarah Gaddon, Michael Nyqvist      Directed by: Mika Kaurismäki 

Also check out the Video Trailer below.

Region Code: 4 
Rating: MA15+ (for strong themes and brief sex scenes)
Time: 102 Minutes
DVD Release Date: July 2016
Presentation: PAL, Colour, 16:9 Widescreen / 2.35:1 Letterbox Aspect Ratio, Dolby Digital 5.1
Language: English (some French and German with English Subtitles)
DVD Extras: None

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THE GIRL KING Trailer US final (02:27)
Coming to theaters, VOD and DVD late 2015! For more info: wolfevideo.com/products/girl-king-the/ THE GIRL KING is the captivating new feature by Finland-born filmmaker Mika Kaurismäki (MAMA AFRICA, ROAD NORTH), one of world cinema’s most versatile and acclaimed talents. The English-language film is a depiction of several years in the life of the 17th century Queen Kristina of Sweden, the “Girl King.” Born in 1626 and queen by the age of six, Kristina was the most famous woman in the world during her lifetime and remains a controversial figure in Sweden to this day and one of the most influential and fascinating figures to have graced European history.
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