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Watch: ‘The Girl King’ Serves Up the Truth About Sweden in Exclusive Clip

Watch: 'The Girl King' Serves Up the Truth About Sweden in Exclusive Clip

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Immortalized by Greta Garbo in 1933’s “Queen Christina,” the legendary Swedish monarch will once again grace the screen in “The Girl King.”

Malin Buska plays the young Queen who, after assuming the throne at a young age, leads Sweden into a new age of enlightenment. In “The Girl King,” she buts heads with temperamental statesmen and vassals as they oppose her plans to modernize the Nordic kingdom and try to suppress her sexuality. 

In the exclusive clip above, Kristina gives a rousing speech to the court before her. Knowing she has inherited a land of scattered villages and uneducated peasants, her highness refuses to back down and promises she will build Sweden up to the glory it deserves.

“The Girl King” is currently playing in select theaters and will be released On Demand on December 8 via Wolfe Video.

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