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The Girl King (2015)

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THE GIRL KING, the lush English-language period drama about Queen Kristina of Sweden, is coming to theaters in limited release December 4th from Wolfe. Look for The Girl King at the Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles, the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis as well as San Francisco Bay Area bookings at The Lark in Larkspur and The Camera 3 in San Jose (plus an exclusive one-night Frameline preview at the Piedmont Theatre in Oakland). The film's epic screenplay by out gay playwright Michel Marc Bouchard (Lilies, Tom at the Farm) is brought to the screen by esteemed director Mika Kaurismäki and features an impressive international cast including the stunning Swedish star Malin Buska as Kristina and Canadian actress Sarah Gadon (A Royal Night Out, Dracula Untold) as Kristina's love interest, the Countess Ebba Sparre. The Girl King debuts on December 8th on DVD via Wolfe Video and many major retailers, and across all digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and WolfeOnDemand.com. The Girl King stars Malin Buska (Easy Money, Happy End) in the title role as well as Sarah Gadon (Belle, Enemy, Cosmopolis, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Dracula Untold), Michael Nyqvist (Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucas Bryant (Haven, The Vow), Laura Birn (Purge, Inner Trial), Francois Arnaud (The Borgias), Patrick Bauchau (Boy Culture), Martina Gedeck (Night Train to Lisbon, The Nun, The Lives of Others), Hippolyte Giradot (Lady Chatterly) and Peter Lohmeyer (The Miracle of Bern, Killer Condom).

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Gadon as the sheet-warming lady-in-waiting is given little to do but look naive and dumbstruck.

September 23, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Like 'Game of Thrones' performed by badly programmed robots.

June 13, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's hectic, unsubtle, borderline cartoonish.

December 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The Girl King really should have been an old-school epic full of palace plots, sword-plunging duels, fiery feminist polemic and bodice-ripping raunch. Sadly, it looks and feels more like a middlebrow TV miniseries, stagey in setting, flat in tone.

December 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The film itself is a minor vehicle to deliver Buska's ferocious performance.

December 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The film is a handsomely shot, historically informative pastime.

December 3, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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