In the winter of 1912 in a little provincial town in Norway, a little girl is born whose whole body is covered in fine blonde hairs. For scientists of the time an interesting case, a curiosity. Eva’s mother dies in childbirth and her father stationmaster Arctander at first rejects all contact with his “lion girl”. Shut away, far from the curious eyes of the outside world, little Eva creates her own world until one day she finds the courage to escape the constrictions of her life. The Lion Girl is a coming-of-age drama based on the eponymous novel by the Norwgenian writer Erik Fosnes Hansen and stars Burghart Klaußner and Ken Duken and a superlative supporting cast.
Vibeke Idsøe studied film at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her feature debut Jakten på nyresteinen [Body Troopers] was the most-watched Norwegian film of 1996. Her 2002 version of Astrid Lindgren's Karlsson på taket [Karlsson on the Roof] was also a big hit.
OV with German subtitles
Vibeke Idsøe (based on the novel of Erik Fosnes Hansen)
Rolf Lassgård, Aurora Lindseth Løkka, Mathilde Thomine Storm, Ida Ursin-Holm, Ken Duken, Burghart Klaußner
John M. Jacobsen, Reza Bahar, Marcus Brodersen
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