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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

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


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SEK 8,963,000 (Sweden)
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Was, at the time, the most expensive family movie made in Sweden. See more »

Quotes

Tengil's Man: I am here to take your horse.
Mattias: My, my horse? But you've already taken it, for crying out loud!
Tengil's Man: What?
Mattias: Can I help that you mess things up so that one blockhead does not know what the other is doing?
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The best movie for children ever made.
27 June 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie at age of 6, I thought it was the most exiting movie I had ever seen. It teaches children about death in a good way, without getting silly.

The storyline is that Karl (Skorpan or Crispy) Lejon is sick and knowing that he soon gonna die. His brother Jonathan tells him about the land Nangijala, a land of tales and campfires (sagornas och lägerledarnas land). Jonathan dies soon after that when trying to save Skorpan from a fire. And soon after that Skorpan dies too. When they first meet up in Nangijala it seems like heaven, Skorpan can ride horses and swim. But soon he finds out that the evil black knight Tengil has enslaved the the village next to them. Skopan and Jonathan then joins the resistance force.

As I began this comment, this is a great movie. It is one of the most famous in Sweden, and EVERY swede I know love this movie. I just say too all of you; See this movie.


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