A fantasy about the lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the King. In that country, he sets out on a quest, ...
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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 »
An 8 y.o. Swedish boy always gets into trouble despite good intentions and afterwards ends locked up in a shed. He lives on a farm (before electricity and cars) with his mom, dad, sister, maid, best friend the farmhand and an old woman.
Rasmus lives at an orphanage. He's OK, but wants a mom and a dad, and from time to time some comes to find a child, but they always chose little girls curls. Rasmus realizes he has to run away and find parents himself.
Born on a stormy night Ronja begins her life as the heir to the leader of a gang of thieves deep in the Swedish woods. There is a lot of things to beware of in the forest not least other gangs. But as it turns out they are not all bad.
7-year-old Bertil's parents are at work and Bertil are home alone and bored. He is the only child in the family since his sister Martha died of an illness. But everything changes when he ... See full summary »
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A fantasy about the lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the King. In that country, he sets out on a quest, together with his new friend, to destroy the evil Knight Kato.Written by
Based on a book by Astrid Lindgren, author of "Pippi Longstocking". Lindgren wrote the book after she saw a lonely boy sitting on a park bench in Stockholm, Sweden. She wondered what he was doing there, who he was, and where he would end up, and that gave birth to the story of Prince Mio. The bench on which the boy sat can still be found in Stockholm today, marked with a sign saying "Mio sat here". See more »
I encountered this film in a very strange way...by catching the end credits of it while switching channels. The song, "Mio My Mio" by Gemini was playing and it immediately caught my ear. It's a wonderful song and I decided that I wanted to hear it again. I rented the movie and was pleasantly surprised to find Christian Bale in one of his early roles. Being a big ABBA fan, I was even more shocked to discover that the music was written by Benny Andersson and Anders Eljas, two former ABBA orchestrators. Being a visual effects fan, I was then stunned to see that famed James Bond EFX Artist Derek Meddings was responsible for the film's optical effects. I was quite thrilled to learn of this small film with big talent involved.
Overall, the film is above average. It has some nice fantasy moments, some good effects (and some not so good). Easily though, the film is worth viewing for Christian Bale and the musical score. And now I know that while I used to sing "Mio My Mio," to be truly accurate, I need to modify that to "Mio Min Mio!"
The only "uncomfortable" factor in this film is Timothy Bottoms. His performance, credited as "The King," would be more aptly classified as "The Queen."
Now, if only there was an original soundtrack release in the United States of this film's magical score!
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