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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.

Director:

Olle Hellbom

Writers:

Astrid Lindgren (novel), Astrid Lindgren (screenplay)
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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 Jan Nygren ... Veder
Micha Gabay Micha Gabay ... Kader
Georg Årlin ... Tengil
Bertil Norström ... Pjuke
Mats Andersson Mats Andersson ... Tengil's Soldier
Aksel Erhardtsen Aksel Erhardtsen ... Tengil's Soldier (as Aksel Erhardsen)
Ulf Håkan Jansson Ulf Håkan Jansson ... Tengil's Soldier
Bodil Lindorff 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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Från vår värld. Till sagornas och lägereldarnas värld. See more »


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Details

Country:

Sweden | Iceland

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

23 September 1977 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brothers Lionheart See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was, at the time, the most expensive family movie made in Sweden. See more »

Quotes

Jonatan: You know I can't kill another man.
Orvar: Oh Jonatan, if everyone thought like you, Evil would have prevailed a long time ago.
Skorpan: If everyone thought like Jonatan there wouldn't be no evil.
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Excellent Movie!
7 July 2005 | by rm-leiteSee all my reviews

When I was a child, I saw movies fit for a child. However, there are some movies that appeal to all ages. And even if brother Lionheart is a movie designed for kids, it have a huge influence on all ages. And definitely on me! Since I saw this movie for the first time 18 years ago, I have never forgot it it. Its story is still as clear with me as any movie I have seen this week. It is A drama, its story shows a heartbreaking history, between two brothers, and one who is very sick.

This story is the best this world have ever offered! Astrid Lindgren have time after time been hinted for Nobels Prize in Litterature, and the Director of this movie gives the story from her books among the best transfers from book to video ever! Americans makes among the world best movies! But compared to this movie, Its actors, and its director - all the Americans have to see themselves beaten! Compared to Astrid Lindgrens and Olle Hellboms "Brother Lionheart" They are all amateurs! See this with your children! But bring Lots of napkins!


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