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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
...
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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Från vår värld. Till sagornas och lägereldarnas värld. See more »


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23 September 1977 (Sweden)  »

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Trivia

When you see a big line of tengil soldiers marching past the camera, it is the same men walking around the camera and returning in line. See more »

Quotes

Mattias: I don't think that Lionheart exists. It's something you've made up just to get to make a mess in people's homes.
Tengil's Soldier: Watch it old man, or I'll cut off your ears.
[pause]
Tengil's Soldier: And perhaps the nose as well.
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Great movie from my youth...
2 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have vague but very fond memories of this movie from my youth. My parents rented it for me sometime in the late 80's and I remember watching it again and again. I wish it wasn't so hard to find, it appears Amazon has a copy now and again. The movie has a magical quality about it, that as a child I found to be very gripping! I loved the characters and the story had wonderful morals that even children could understand and identify with. Anyway, the previous review is much better than anything I could write here, but I wanted to add my great memories to this review. Excellent story for children, I remember laughing, crying, and truly being enthralled in the story (Age 5 or so).


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