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Pernilla August is a Actor, Director and Writer Suédoise born on 13 february 1958 at Stockholm (Suede)

Pernilla August

Pernilla August
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Birth name Mia Pernilla Wallgren
Nationality Suede
Birth 13 february 1958 (62 years) at Stockholm (Suede)
Awards Litteris et Artibus

Pernilla August (born Mia Pernilla Hertzman-Ericson; 13 February 1958) is a Swedish actress, director and screenwriter. Being one of Sweden's leading actresses and a longtime collaborator with director Ingmar Bergman, she won the Best Actress Award at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival for her role in his The Best Intentions. She is best known for portraying Shmi Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.


August was born in Stockholm. She has been married twice and changed her name both times. Her first marriage was to Klas Östergren and the second to Bille August (1991–1997). She has three daughters.

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George Lucas
George Lucas
(2 films)
Colin Nutley
Colin Nutley
(2 films)
Lena Endre
Lena Endre
(6 films)
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Filmography of Pernilla August (34 films)

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Kursk (2018)
, 1h57
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical
Actors Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Michael Nyqvist, Max von Sydow, August Diehl
Roles Oksana
Rating66% 3.3018453.3018453.3018453.3018453.301845
Le sous-marin nucléaire lanceur d'engins russe K-141 Koursk (Курск en russe) appartenait à la classe Projet 949A "Antei" ("Oscar II" pour l'OTAN). Ce navire récent (il avait été lancé en décembre 1994) et très performant illustrait la résurrection des forces navales russes après les années de déliquescence qui ont suivi la fin du régime soviétique. Le 12 août 2000, le Koursk fait naufrage en mer de Barents alors qu'il participe à d'importantes manœuvres de la Flotte du Nord. Lors de ces manœuvres, deux explosions successives sont en effet enregistrées mais personne n'en identifie l'origine, personne ne sait encore que cela provient d'un sous-marin et que tout l'avant du Koursk (de l'étrave au massif) a été entièrement ravagé alors qu'il était en plongée. Le Koursk a coulé aussitôt et repose désormais par 90 mètres de fond seulement (le sous-marin mesure 154 mètres de long). À bord, 23 marins réfugiés à l'arrière du sous-marin se débattent pour survivre. Les graves avaries subies par le bâtiment ne leur permettent pas de communiquer avec la surface ni d'émettre le moindre signal de détresse, si ce n'est des coups de marteau sur la coque. À terre, les familles font face aux obstacles et aux lourdeurs bureaucratiques qui compromettent le sauvetage, et l'absence de toute information fiable rend l'attente insupportable. Les jours passent sans que les autorités soient capables de donner des informations précises, et les opérations de sauvetage tardent à débuter. Dans le même temps les propositions d'aide venant de l'étranger sont déclinées. Après plusieurs jours d'atermoiements, de tentatives ratées pour arrimer un sous-marin de sauvetage au Koursk, il faut se rendre à l'évidence: il n'y a plus aucune chance de retrouver de survivants parmi les 118 membres d'équipage. Ce sont des plongeurs norvégiens qui réussissent les premiers à pénétrer à bord. Ce lourd bilan fait du naufrage du Koursk l'une des pires catastrophes touchant un navire de guerre en temps de paix. L'attitude des autorités civiles et navales, ainsi que la lenteur du déclenchement des opérations de secours et leur caractère calamiteux (maintenant les familles dans l'angoisse pendant de nombreux jours) ont choqué l'opinion publique bien au-delà des frontières de la Russie.
Call Girl
Call Girl (2012)
, 2h20
Directed by Mikael Marcimain
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Films about prostitution
Actors Pernilla August, Josefin Asplund, David Dencik, Ruth Vega Fernandez, Magnus Krepper, Kristoffer Joner
Roles Dagmar Glans
Rating64% 3.2494153.2494153.2494153.2494153.249415
Set against the backdrop of the 1976 election, the story is centred on delinquent teenager Iris (Sofia Karemyr), who is sent to live in a juvenile home. She meets Sonja (Josefin Asplund) there and the two regularly slip away for adventures in the city. Together they are recruited to the prostitution ring operated by Dagmar Glans (Pernilla August), a madam well-known to the authorities. Dagmar's clients are mostly rich and powerful men, including senior politicians of the day. She becomes the subject of a police investigation led by a young vice officer, John Sandberg (Simon J. Berger). Sandberg soon discovers Glans has powerful clients but also finds his investigation hampered by his superiors and his life threatened by sinister figures. Police break up the prostitution ring but the powerful clients avoid being named in the scandal and Dagmar's trial concludes with her receiving a suspended sentence before Iris can testify about being an underage prostitute. In the aftermath of the trial, Sandberg is killed in a hit and run incident and his report into the affair is classified by the newly elected government. The film ends with Iris running away from the juvenile home, her ultimate fate ambiguous.
Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation, 1h49
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Mikael Persbrandt, Pernilla August, Jason Flemyng, David Dencik, Gustaf Hammarsten, Ray Fearon
Roles Sara Landhag
Rating62% 3.148333.148333.148333.148333.14833
Carl Hamilton must leave his girlfriend because he gets assigned to infiltrate an international gang of smugglers who are about to sell Swedish missiles to terrorists. Hamilton's life depends on making the criminals at all times believe he was a Russian. When the weapon dealers and the terrorists meet, the whole transaction haywires and Hamilton has to kill and run. Being on his own, he cannot retrieve the missiles. Back in Sweden he is berated by a new superior. He returns to his girlfriend and admits he wants to quit his job. They have a reunion but she is a doctor and has to leave him in the middle of the night because of an emergency. He falls into sleep, recalling in his dream how he had to kill at close range during his recent mission. When she touches him while his nightmare peaks, he reacts as if he still was among cutthroats. Before he can even open his eyes he carries out a trained reflex and kills her. Obviously shocked and dismayed he leaves he flat. He blames his mentor DG for having him turned into a killing machine. DG persuades him not to give himself up and sends him abroad to rescue a Swedish technician who seems to be involved in the matter of the smuggled Swedish missiles. But a Western agency for mercenaries named Sectragon plans to kindle a new war as a profitable new business opportunity. They even attempt to assassinate a foreign head of state in Sweden. Hamilton can confound their scheme. Finally he visits the inspector who investigates the death of his late girlfriend. He comes clear but also tells her to drop the case. Hamilton must keep on doing his job because it is just... In the interest of the nation.
A Rational Solution, 1h34
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Rolf Holger Lassgård, Pernilla August, Stina Ekblad, Anki Lidén, Anna Godenius
Roles Karin
Rating61% 3.053893.053893.053893.053893.05389
Erland et May, la cinquantaine, sont mariés et heureux. Au sein de leur paroisse pentecôtiste, ils aident d'autres couples à surmonter leurs difficultés conjugales. Mais lorsque Erland rencontre Karin, la femme d’un de ses amis, l’attirance est trop forte. En attendant que la passion adultère s’essouffle, le mari infidèle installe sa maîtresse accompagnée de son époux Sven-Erik sous le toit conjugal…
Kenny Begins, 1h27
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films
Actors Björn Gustafsson, Bill Skarsgård, Pernilla August, Brasse Brännström, Josephine Bornebusch, Cecilia Frode
Roles Rektorn
Rating59% 2.950552.950552.950552.950552.95055
Kenny Starfighter (Johan Rheborg) is probably the most hopeless student that the Hero academics of the galaxy has ever had. His parents Benny (Per Mårtenson) and Jenny (Sissela Kyle) are tired of paying for his studies and give him an ultimatum: Graduate or become a hairdresser at the family salon!
Miss Kicki
Miss Kicki (2009)
, 1h28
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Pernilla August, Eric Tsang, Huang He (Oliver)
Roles Kicki
Rating65% 3.2931753.2931753.2931753.2931753.293175
Kicki (Pernilla August) has, after several years abroad, returned to Sweden. Her 17-year-old son - Viktor (Ludwig Palmell) has been brought up by his grandmother and has a very distant relationship to his mother. In an effort to get reacquainted Kicki invites her son to join her on vacation in Taiwan. But her hidden agenda is that Taipei is also the home of the Taiwanese businessman (Eric Tsang) with whom she has been conducting an Internet romance.
Manslaughter, 1h40
Directed by Per Fly
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama
Themes Politique
Actors Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Charlotte Fich, Beate Bille, Vibeke Hastrup
Roles Nina
Rating66% 3.346833.346833.346833.346833.34683
Carsten est un professeur d'université marié et père de famille. Il entretient une liaison amoureuse avec une de ses anciennes étudiantes, Pil, dont le militantisme d'extrême gauche lui rappelle sa propre jeunesse. Lorsqu'elle est accusée d'avoir tué un policier, il abandonne famille et carrière pour la défendre.
Day and Night, 1h35
Genres Drama
Actors Mikael Persbrandt, Maria Bonnevie, Fares Fares, Michael Nyqvist, Tuva Novotny, Marie Göranzon
Roles Eva
Rating64% 3.2481153.2481153.2481153.2481153.248115
Thomas gets behind the wheel and embarks on a journey to connect one final time with each of the meaningful people in his life. Hating the man he's become, he ends the tour by committing suicide - - and event foretold in the film's opening narration (from Netflix).
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, 2h22
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee
Roles Shmi Skywalker
Rating64% 3.2499953.2499953.2499953.2499953.249995
Ten years after the Trade Federation's invasion of Naboo, the Galactic Republic is threatened by a Separatist movement organized by former Jedi Master Count Dooku. Senator Padmé Amidala comes to Coruscant to vote on a plan to create an army of the Republic to assist the Jedi against this threat. Narrowly avoiding an assassination attempt upon arrival, she is placed under the protection of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker. The two Jedi thwart another attempt on her life and subdue the assassin, Zam Wesell, a shape-shifter who is killed by her bounty hunter client with a toxic dart before she can reveal his identity. The Jedi Council assigns Obi-Wan to identify and capture the bounty hunter, while Anakin is assigned to escort Padmé back to Naboo, where the two fall in love.
Everyone Loves Alice, 1h58
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Marie Richardson, Mikael Persbrandt, Marie Göranzon, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Anastasios Soulis, Lena Endre
Roles the psychologist's voice
Rating56% 2.80422.80422.80422.80422.8042
Alice lives in a house with her brother,Pontus and parents, Johan and Lotta. It is revealed that Lotta doesn't love Johan and has also been having an affair. He later moves and lives with his "new" lover, Anna, who has a son called Patrik, a classmate of Alice.