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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Fjeldstad ...
King of the Winterland
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Princess
Tobias Hoesl ...
King Valemon
Monica Nordquist ...
King Valemon's Mother
Anna-Lotta Larsson ...
Witch
Jon Laxdal ...
Helper
Helge Jordal ...
Devil
Marika Enstad ...
Oldest Princess
Kristin Mack ...
Middle Princess
Rüdiger Kuhlbrodt ...
Merchant
Ulrich Faulhaber ...
Merchant
Bengt Ellis ...
Stable Master
Karen Randers-Pehrson ...
Midwife
Karen Høie ...
Midwife's Assistant
Siw Anita Andersen ...
Jordemorassistent (as Siw A. Andersen)
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After his father is killed, King Valemon ascends the throne, only to be turned into a polar bear by a bitter witch who wants to be his queen. Valemon must find a bride in the seven year span that he'll be a polar bear, and so he travels to Winterland and finds a wife to take home. Although they are happy, she is not allowed to look upon his face when he turns back into a man at night. When she breaks this rule, Valemon will be trapped to the witch forever. Written by maybaretta

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An Enchanting Beauty. A Princely Beast. An Epic Tale.


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28 November 1991 (Germany)  »

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The story of the king coming to his bride at night so she cannot see him, and her sisters convincing her to use a lantern to see him (which has negative consequences), is based of the Greek story of god Eros (Cupid) and his bride Psyche, which was also the basis for Beauty and the Beast. See more »

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Princess: I must go with the bear.
King of the winterland: Damn that bear.
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An old Norwegian folk tale
28 July 2005 | by (Oslo,Norway) – See all my reviews

It is difficult to judge this movie for me, as a Norwegian, because I've heard this fairytale since I was a child. The story is an old folk tale, written down in the mid 1800, by the "folk tale collectors" Asbjørnsen and Moe. The tale is very similar to both "the beauty and the beast", and especially the old Greek myth of Eros and Psyche.

The tale is built up as an ordinary fairytale, with the "3-times rule" and the moral. This movie can be a bit boring, and confusing, if you don't know the story. That is why my vote for the movie is 5, and an extra point for the fabulous fairytale:) I encourage anyone to read the tale of "Kvitebjørn KOng Valemon", especially if they would like to watch this movie.


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