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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
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Sofia
Folke Hjort ...
Jossi
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Orvar
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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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Trivia

Dragon Katla (partially portrayed by a flame-throwing puppet head) accidentally caught fire during shooting. See more »

Quotes

Skorpan: Help me, save me, tell them that you're my grandfather!
Mattias: What do you mean? With being away for so long... little boy and what have you done? When you come home with soldiers!
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Edited into Bröderna Lejonhjärta (1985) See more »

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1 March 2002 | by (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie since I was eight years old. I'm now in my early twenties and can remember almost everything about it! This was such a beautiful film, and is both tragic and uplifting. The story is mystical and magical, and the love between the brothers is heartwarming. I highly recommend it.


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