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Mio min Mio (1987)

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, ... See full summary »

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William Aldridge (screenplay), Astrid Lindgren (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Pickard ... Mio / Bosse (as Nicholas Pickard)
Christian Bale ... Jum-Jum / Benke
Timothy Bottoms ... The King
Susannah York ... The Weaver Woman
Christopher Lee ... Kato
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... The Swordmaker
Igor Yasulovich ... Eno / Carpetbeater (as Igor Isulovitch)
Gunilla Nyroos Gunilla Nyroos ... Aunt Edna
Linn Stokke Linn Stokke ... Mrs. Lundin
Stig Engström ... Benke's Father
Geoffrey Staines Geoffrey Staines ... The Spirit
Lyubov Germanova Lyubov Germanova ... Jum-Jum's Mother (as Lubov Germanova)
Andrei Petrov ... Jiri
Andrey Sergeev Andrey Sergeev ... Nonno
Denis Bodrov Denis Bodrov ... Lollo
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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 <ca@mn.medstroms.se>

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They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. In a place called...The Land of Faraway.


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Country:

Sweden | Soviet Union | Norway

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Land of Faraway See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Budget:

SEK 55,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second theatrical movie of Christian Bale (Jum-Jum). Empire of the Sun (1987) was his first. See more »

Quotes

The Swordmaker: This sword cannot be used to murder the young and innocent. This sword was made especially to kill Kato!
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Mio My Mio
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Sung by Gemini
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One of my All-time Faves!
21 June 2004 | by MerianMoriartySee all my reviews

I first saw this film when my mother bought it on VHS in a store... I think I was about seven. I loved it from the moment I first watched it, and even now, at nineteen, it's still one of my favorite movies.

Now, I realize the effects aren't that great and the ADR is horrible--but as fairytales go, it's among the best. I found the plot to be better translated to film than that of The Neverending Story (which is one of my favorite books--but not one of my favorite movies), and the music is wonderful. Watching the movie was very reminiscent to reading The Chronicles of Narnia, or in fact reading a British translation of Astrid Lindgren's book.

This is still my favorite of Christian Bale's many roles, and among my favorite Christopher Lee roles (the man has over 700, so it's hard to pick faves sometimes ^_^).

A classic for children and families, I must say. (And coming from a cynical college student, that's saying something!)


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