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Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)

Mio min Mio (original title)
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, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Pickard ...
Mio / Bosse (as Nicholas Pickard)
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Sverre Anker Ousdal ...
Igor Yasulovich ...
Eno / Carpetbeater (as Igor Isulovitch)
Gunilla Nyroos ...
Aunt Edna
Linn Stokke ...
Stig Engström ...
Benke's Father
Geoffrey Staines ...
The Spirit
Lyubov Germanova ...
Jum-Jum's Mother (as Lubov Germanova)
Andrei Petrov ...
Andrey Sergeev ...
Denis Bodrov ...
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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 <ca@mn.medstroms.se>

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They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. In a place called...The Land of Faraway.


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May 1988 (USA)  »

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SEK 55,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Based on a book by Astrid Lindgren, author of "Pippi Longstocking". Lindgren wrote the book after she saw a lonely boy sitting on a park bench in Stockholm. She wondered what he was doing there, who he was and where he would end up and that gave birth to the story of Prince Mio. The bench that the boy sat on can still be found in Stockholm today, marked with a sign saying "Mio sat here". See more »

Quotes

Bosse: Who is that man? Wait, don't tell me. I already know. He's my father, right?
The Spirit: Yes. The king of the Land of Faraway.
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Soundtracks

Mio My Mio
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Sung by Gemini
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One of my All-time Faves!
21 June 2004 | by (Springfield, MO, USA) – See all my reviews

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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