The Girl (Flickan)
The Girl (Flickan) (2010)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 17, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2011
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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

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David Fear
Time Out

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

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

In the film, girlhood is too premature a demand on a child who just wants to, well, play.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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

Ella Taylor
Village Voice

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

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Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

a devastating indictment of self-absorbed adults so concerned about themselves that they don't even notice the abandonment of a nine-year-old girl.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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

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Violet Lucca
The L Magazine

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

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

Beautifully plays out every girl's rebellious fantasy to do whatever she wants one summer. . .Combines realism with the magical perspective of the interior life of childhood.

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