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The Girl (Flickan) (2010)



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In the summer of 1981 a 10-year old girl is left behind with an aunt when the rest of her family goes to Africa as aid workers. The aunt, soon courted by a man, leaves the girl with the promise to return "in just a few days". The girl doesn't tell anyone that she is now completely abandoned and the summer passes by. With sharpening senses she gradually discovers the often absurd and careless adult world.-- (C) Olive Films


Ia Langhammer
as Elisabeth
Mats Blomgren
as Ola's Father
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Critic Reviews for The Girl (Flickan)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

A kind of quiet Scandinavian cousin (OK, twice removed) to Home Alone, in which patient viewers will find sporadic rewards.

September 30, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Delivers a satisfying, sun-dappled fable about the kindness of strangers and the cruelty of peers.

September 17, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5

The Girl -- a beguiling creation -- bodes well for the future for the helmer and his waif-like star.

September 17, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Edfeldt and his extraordinary lead actor balance the scales by presenting this tragedy as a test of strength.

September 15, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The pleasure lies in watching this observant, inventive child prepare to become a future artist before our eyes.

September 14, 2010 | Full Review…

If nothing else, see The Girl to remember what a real cinematic visual sensibility can be. Bliss out, don't read the subtitles.

June 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Girl (Flickan)


Beautifully filmed, if thematically obvious, tale of a 9 year old girl who is left behind with her aunt when her family goes to Africa on a mission trip. But with her aunt runs off with a man she finds herself alone, forced to provide for herself, navigating what in many ways will be the last true summer of her childhood. It's never in question where the film is going, but director Frederik Edfeldt conveys the themes with such grace and often breathtaking beauty that it coalesces into a vibrant and lovely whole.

Matthew Lucas
Matthew Lucas

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