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A fantasy about the lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king. In that country he sets out on a quest, together with his new friend, to destroy the evil Knight Kato. Written by
Filmed partly in Sweden and with a part-Swedish cast. The Swedish actors later dubbed themselves in the Swedish edition of the film. See more »
I am going alone.
No, you're not. The son of a king riding into the woods on a white horse with an only friend. That's already been decided for thousands of years. That cannot be changed.
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I first saw this film when my mother bought it on VHS in a store... I think I was about seven. I loved it from the moment I first watched it, and even now, at nineteen, it's still one of my favorite movies.
Now, I realize the effects aren't that great and the ADR is horrible--but as fairytales go, it's among the best. I found the plot to be better translated to film than that of The Neverending Story (which is one of my favorite books--but not one of my favorite movies), and the music is wonderful. Watching the movie was very reminiscent to reading The Chronicles of Narnia, or in fact reading a British translation of Astrid Lindgren's book.
This is still my favorite of Christian Bale's many roles, and among my favorite Christopher Lee roles (the man has over 700, so it's hard to pick faves sometimes ^_^).
A classic for children and families, I must say. (And coming from a cynical college student, that's saying something!)
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