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The Brothers Lionheart (1977)

Bröderna Lejonhjärta (original title)
Brothers Jonatan and Skorpan lead a revolution against the tyrant Tengil in the magical afterlife land of Nangijala.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Staffan Götestam ...
Jonatan
Lars Söderdahl ...
Skorpan
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Mattias
Gunn Wållgren ...
Sofia
Folke Hjort ...
Jossi
Per Oscarsson ...
Orvar
Tommy Johnson ...
Hubert
Jan Nygren ...
Veder
Micha Gabay ...
Kader
Georg Årlin ...
Tengil
Bertil Norström ...
Pjuke
Mats Andersson ...
Tengil's Soldier
Aksel Erhardtsen ...
Tengil's Soldier (as Aksel Erhardsen)
Ulf Håkan Jansson ...
Tengil's Soldier
Bodil Lindorff ...
Mother
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Storyline

9-year old Karl Lejon, 'Skorpan' is suffering from tuberculosis and knows that he will die soon. But his older brother Jonathan tries to comfort him by promising that they one day will meet in Nangijala, a magic country beyond the stars. Jonathan dies soon after in a house fire and Skorpan also passes away not long after. They meet in Nangijala, a country divided into the Cherry Blossom Valley and the Briar-Bush Valley. The people in the later are oppressed by the black knight Tengil and his dragon Katla. The two brothers, who now call themselves Jonathan and Karl Lion Heart, decide to help the freedom fighters against the oppression. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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From our world. To the world of the tales and the camp fires. See more »


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23 September 1977 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 8,963,000 (Sweden)
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Trivia

Lars Söderdahl, who plays Skorpan, became very religious in his late teens/early twenties and took a lot of bible classes. When he did that he read Hebrew and found out that Katla (the name of the horrible dragon), with a slightly different spelling means "She kills" in Hebrew. He didn't know if this was intentional or not. But he thought it was a fitting name for the beast from this movie. See more »

Quotes

Tengil's Guard: What is it they say? "Orvar can die, but not freedom". He can tell that to Katla when he meets her, and we'll see what she has to say.
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Edited into Bröderna Lejonhjärta (1985) See more »

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It's a shame
15 July 2004 | by (OH, USA) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of owning this movie when I was a child. I think that my parents bought it from some video store that was going out of business. It was on a BetaMax tape, and was dubbed in English. I had to of watched this movie at least once week. The story is great, and the relationship between the two brothers is rather touching. Despite the fact that even as a child the dragon (who used to remind me of "the secret weapon" from An American Tale) looked terrible, it was one of my favorite movies for years. If anyone can find a copy of this movie, I suggest you watch it. Also, the synthesized soundtrack is quite good (arpeggios reminiscent of Philip Glass or something).


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