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Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)

Ronja Rövardotter (original title)
Borka and his band and Mattis's band of robbers are rivals. Birk, his parents and their band live in the wild in Mattisforrest. They move in to Metis-stronghold, which belonged to his ... See full summary »

Director:

Tage Danielsson

Writers:

Astrid Lindgren (novel), Astrid Lindgren (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hanna Zetterberg ... Ronja
Dan Håfström ... Birk (as Dick Håfström)
Börje Ahlstedt ... Mattis
Lena Nyman ... Lovis
Per Oscarsson ... Borka
Med Reventberg Med Reventberg ... Undis
Allan Edwall ... Skalle-Per
Ulf Isenborg ... Fjosok
Henry Ottenby Henry Ottenby ... Knotas
Björn Wallde ... Sturkas
Tommy Körberg ... Lill-Klippen
Rune Andersson Rune Andersson ... Turre
Claes Janson Claes Janson ... Tjorm
Bo Bergstrand Bo Bergstrand ... Joen
Rolf Dahlgren Rolf Dahlgren ... Pelje
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Storyline

Borka and his band and Mattis's band of robbers are rivals. Birk, his parents and their band live in the wild in Mattisforrest. They move in to Metis-stronghold, which belonged to his ancestors, in an attempt to escape being caught by the king's men. The children have to learn to live in the woods. Written by maria lindberg

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forest | castle | boy | friendship | girl | See All (51) »

Taglines:

Astrid Lindgrens rövarsaga, vildmarkssaga, kärlekssaga


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Details

Country:

Sweden | Norway

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

23 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ronja Robbersdaughter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK18,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Hanna Zetterberg, who played Ronja, got the hard wooden bed featured in the movie as birthday present during shooting. See more »

Goofs

When Birk and Ronja are in the woods during the fog and she tells him to keep a rope length's distance, he replies to her but his mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

Undis: What do you have in cahoots with her?
Birk: She is my sister.
Undis: Sister? Right, we know how that will turn out in a few years.
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A brave young girl who defies her father by becoming friends with the son of his enemy ( another leader of a group of robbers)
16 July 1999 | by flickaddictSee all my reviews

I must have seen this film at least 50 times........It's so wonderful, that I even watch it now from time to time, just to experience that amazing feeling of joy, wonder and adventure it gave me. I don't speak any Swedish, but still I know all the lines by heart, just by seeing it so many times !

I saw it for the first time when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I was totally amazed. Amazed by this simple story about an 11-year-old girl living in a medieval castle ( surrounded by a huge forest )with a gang of hairy robbers and her stern but loving mother. Her father is the leader of the band, and regards himself as the greatest and bravest robber that ever roamed the woods. Her world is also inhabited by strange creatures, from little gnome-like creatures to flying evil birdlike witches. When her father discovers her friendship with the son of another leader of a gang of robbers ( and therefore his sworn enemy ), she leaves home and settles with Birk ( the boy ) in a cave in the woods. Together they try to survive until their fathers stop hating each other (which eventually happens).

Ronja immediately became my role-model. She showed me that girls can stand up for themselves just as boys, and that women can be just as tough as men. This simple story deals with all basic things in life : friendship, doing what you think is right, following your heart, stand up for yourself and facing the dangers and problems in life with your chin up and your back straight. The element of fantasy and all the creatures make it a great movie for children, but I believe even younger children will appreciate the story of friendship and love too, and will capture the important messages that this movie carries. I have it on tape, and I hope that I will be able to watch it some day with my daughter(s). I think this film should especially be watched by girls, since Astrid lindgren has put in it a special message for them. But apart from that, it's a film that can be watched and enjoyed by anyone between the age of 5 and 105 ! In my opinion one of the best, if not THE best children's movie ever made ! Watch it, and be a kid again. Watch it, and see the basic things that make life worth living.

10 out of 10 !


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