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The Polar Bear King (1991)

Kvitebjørn Kong Valemon (original title)
After his father is killed, King Valemon ascends the throne, only to be turned into a polar bear by a bitter witch who wants to be his queen. Valemon must find a bride in the seven year ... See full summary »


Ola Solum


Erik Borge




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Fjeldstad Jack Fjeldstad ... King of the Winterland
Maria Bonnevie ... Princess
Tobias Hoesl ... King Valemon
Monica Nordquist ... King Valemon's Mother
Anna-Lotta Larsson ... Witch
Jon Laxdal Jon Laxdal ... Helper (as Jòn Laxdal)
Helge Jordal Helge Jordal ... Devil
Marika Enstad Marika Enstad ... Oldest Princess
Kristin Mack Kristin Mack ... Middle Princess
Rüdiger Kuhlbrodt Rüdiger Kuhlbrodt ... Merchant
Ulrich Faulhaber Ulrich Faulhaber ... Merchant
Bengt Ellis Bengt Ellis ... Stable Master
Karen Randers-Pehrson Karen Randers-Pehrson ... Midwife
Bjørn Uglem Bjørn Uglem ... Kaukeren
Karen Høie Karen Høie ... Midwife's Assistant
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After his father is killed, King Valemon ascends the throne, only to be turned into a polar bear by a bitter witch who wants to be his queen. Valemon must find a bride in the seven year span that he'll be a polar bear, and so he travels to Winterland and finds a wife to take home. Although they are happy, she is not allowed to look upon his face when he turns back into a man at night. When she breaks this rule, Valemon will be trapped to the witch forever. Written by maybaretta

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An Enchanting Beauty. A Princely Beast. An Epic Tale.


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Did You Know?


Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is "isbjörn" in Swedish and "isbjørn" in Norwegian and Danish, literally meaning "ice-bear". "Hvitbjørn" and "kvit[e]bjørn" are dialectal words in Norway, literally meaning "white-bear", the former being used in Norwegian Bokmål and the latter in Norwegian Bokmål and Nynorsk. Bokmål ("Book-Tongue" or "Book-Speech") is an official written standard for the Norwegian language, alongside Nynorsk, and is the most preferred written standard of Norwegian for the population in Norway. Nynorsk ("New Norwegian") is less formal and less influenced by Danish. The difference between Bokmål and Nynorsk, however, is mostly the written spelling, and they are mutually intelligible versions of the Norwegian language. See more »


Princess: I must go with the bear.
King of the winterland: Damn that bear.
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A basic fairytale...enjoyable family movie
21 January 2004 | by kgm3See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was about 7 and I loved it. It has enjoyable characters, and a interesting (but understandable to children)plot. Now a teenager, I came across this movie again and checked it out, curious if I would respond to it the same way. I did! The special effects are definetly not spectacular, but it is still a wonderful story.I recomend this movie to people who love fairytales, or childrens movies or your basic uplifting, romance, "good verses evil" plot. I would give this movie 7/10 stars. Definately a family film.

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1 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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