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The Snow Queen (1986)

Lumikuningatar (original title)
Unrated | | Family, Fantasy | 19 December 1986 (Finland)
In this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's longest story, the beautiful Snow Queen has captured two children and now keeps them apart. She has inserted a sliver of her own special ice ... See full summary »

Director:

Päivi Hartzell

Writers:

Hans Christian Andersen (story), Päivi Hartzell (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Satu Silvo Satu Silvo ... Lumikuningatar
Outi Vainionkulma ... Kerttu
Sebastian Kaatrasalo ... Kai
Tuula Nyman Tuula Nyman ... Noita
Esko Hukkanen Esko Hukkanen ... Narri
Pirjo Bergström Pirjo Bergström ... Mielitetty
Juulia Ukkonen Juulia Ukkonen ... Prinsessa
Paavo Westerberg ... Prinssi
Saara Pakkasvirta Saara Pakkasvirta ... Rosvoakka
Ismo Alanko Ismo Alanko ... Rosvoveli
Markku Huhtamo Markku Huhtamo ... Rosvoveli
Antti Litja ... Rosvoveli
Esko Varonen Esko Varonen ... Rosvoveli
Marja Pyykkö Marja Pyykkö ... Rosvotyttö
Elina Hurme Elina Hurme ... Rosvotytön ääni
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In this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's longest story, the beautiful Snow Queen has captured two children and now keeps them apart. She has inserted a sliver of her own special ice into the eye of the boy, so that his heart will turn to ice and will be a proper match for hers. The boy's sister, meanwhile, has won free and attempts to find her brother. When she does, the warmth of her love for him melts his frozen heart and defeats the Snow Queen decisively.

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Family | Fantasy

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Quotes

Prinssi: Go to sleep! You're a nice little princess: I'll see they
[his robber gang]
Prinssi: don't marry you - unless you vex me.
[English subtitles of Finnish film]
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Connections

Version of The Secret of the Snow Queen (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Loppukarnevaali
Composed by Jukka Linkola
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Finely crafted dark fantasy
4 November 2005 | by Johnny_ShannowSee all my reviews

I remember watching this movie as a child and being totally enchanted by it, even the obvious English dubbing didn't detract from the quality of the story. It's such a surreal piece, and though a children's fairy tale, often it came across as more of a dark fantasy produced for an older audience, similar in tone to the American film 'Return to Oz', Gerda's stay at the witch's house, and the later scene where she is abducted were rather frightening. As for the snow queen herself, she is depicted as beautiful but more than human powerful female, the stuff of nightmares! Not long after I read the original Hans Christian Handerson tale, and although I enjoyed it I felt the movie to be superior, so if you ever get the chance to see this Finnish masterpiece don't pass it up!


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

19 December 1986 (Finland) See more »

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