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The Brothers Lionheart (1977)
"Bröderna Lejonhjärta" (original title)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Staffan Götestam ...
Jonatan
Lars Söderdahl ...
Skorpan
Allan Edwall ...
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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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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23 September 1977 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 8,963,000 (Sweden)
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Dragon Katla (partially portrayed by a flame-throwing puppet head) accidentally caught fire during shooting. See more »

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Mattias: Death-penatly here and death-penalty there... That's all those men are thinking about!
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In the land of Nangijala
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When Skorpan and Jonathan Lejonhjärta dies, they wake up in the land of Nangijala, where they join the fight against the evil knight Tengil.

This is a beautiful Swedish film about how death may not be as terrible as we think. The cinematography is wonderful, and the acting is superb. It also has one of the greatest soundtracks I´ve ever heard.

Based on Astrid Lindgren's book, it was directed by Olle Hellbom.

It will bring tears to your eyes...


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