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Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)

Ronja Rövardotter (original title)
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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 »


Tage Danielsson


Astrid Lindgren (novel), Astrid Lindgren (screenplay)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





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


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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Astrid Lindgrens rövarsaga, vildmarkssaga, kärlekssaga


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Actor Allan Edwall went through a heavy diet plus four hours of make-up everyday to become Skalle-Per. He was constantly sweating in his thick garments. See more »


At one part in the film, Birk sneaks over to "Mattisborgen" to meet Ronja in the basement. This is impossible because of the gap between the two castles which is obviously too deep to have a basement below. See more »


Mattis: He is lacking me!
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Edited from Den levande skogen (1966) See more »

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This is what a family movie is supposed to be
8 May 2004 | by przgzrSee all my reviews

There should be a difference between "children movies" and "family movies" as two different genres on IMDb. Otherwise many people might believe movies like this are movies for little children and won't even try to watch it. And in the case of Ronja it would be as big mistake as if you avoid watching "Deer Hunter" if you don't like war films, or "Godfather" if you don't like crime movies. Certainly Ronja is not The Godfather, but it's one of the best in the genre: you should have no prejudice - this movie has no age, interest or other limits.

It is not a "children movie" as most movies sorted in "family" genre are, like "Pippi Langstrumpf", "Madiken" or "Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn" (all of them by Astrid Lindgren books). It is not a movie you have to watch because you are a grandparent who has a duty to watch TV with grandchildren. It is a movie you can watch at any age alone or with any member of your family. I watched it with my children who are from early to very late teens (and you know how at that age kids try to get as distant as they can from childish so nobody could consider them to be little children); I've never seen it before and it had no sentimental meanings to me (no memories from my childhood), but we all loved it and still, months later, laugh remembering some scenes or quotes. And I saw my wife crying as she never does watching standard tragic stories like "Titanic". We are not that old to be senile and back to diapers. So, if we all loved it - isn't that an example what a real family movie should be?!

So please, could these two genres could somehow be distinguished?

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Sweden | Norway


Swedish | English

Release Date:

23 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


SEK18,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


| (3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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