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Kalabaliken i Bender (1983)

The famous Swedish Karoliner army has suffered its biggest defeat ever at Poltava in 1709. The Swedish king Karl XII is waiting in the small village of Bender for the Turkish sulton to help... See full summary »

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... Karl XII
... Fänrik Lagercrona
... Kalfaktor Kruus
Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray ... Prinsessan Serina
... Överste Grothusen
... Pastor Agrell
... Taffeltäckare Hultman (as Carl-Gustav Lindstedt)
Sture Hovstadius ... General Lagercrona
... Doktor Skragge
Donald Arthur ... Ambassadör Poniatowski
... Storvesiren
Ayten Kuyululu ... Sultanmodern
István Szilágyi ... Achmed
Rozita Auer ... Magdansös
Axelle Axell
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The famous Swedish Karoliner army has suffered its biggest defeat ever at Poltava in 1709. The Swedish king Karl XII is waiting in the small village of Bender for the Turkish sulton to help him defeat his arch enemy, the czar of Russia, Peter the Great. But the Turks think he's an expensive guest and want him out of Turkey. However, he refuses. The sultan then decides to send Karl XII a princess to marry him, to get him out of the country (a bride for a bribe). The two Swedish soldiers Lagercrona and Kruus are to escort the princess. They experience many different adventures on their way to Bender, namely because other Swedish soldiers and agents try to stop them from ever reaching the village, because they don't want Karl XII to leave Turkey. After their long adventure to get there and a few misunderstandings, the famous "kalabalik" of Bender, where the Turks decide to drive Karl XII out of Turkey by force, begins. Written by Anders E Lundin

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De var hjältar i kungens tjänst. Kungen själv var den förste att beklaga...

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26 August 1983 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 12,000,000 (estimated)
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King Karl XII is played by Gösta Ekman, whose grandfather, also named Gösta Ekman, played the same role 58 years earlier in Charles XII (1925) and Karl XII, del II (1925). See more »

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