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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 »

Director:

Ola Solum

Writer:

Erik Borge
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Cast

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
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
Karen Høie Karen Høie ... Midwife's Assistant
Siw Anita Andersen Siw Anita Andersen ... Jordemorassistent (as Siw A. Andersen)
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Storyline

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.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Norway | Sweden | Germany | France

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

1 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Polar Bear King See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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The story of the king coming to his bride at night so she cannot see him, and her sisters convincing her to use a lantern to see him (which has negative consequences), is based of the Greek story of god Eros (Cupid) and his bride Psyche, which was also the basis for Beauty and the Beast. See more »

Quotes

Princess: I must go with the bear.
King of the winterland: Damn that bear.
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Not fabulous, but a good retelling of the book.
31 March 2003 | by CedesSee all my reviews

By no means is this a fabulous movie, there are infinitely better films. Truthfully, there are much higher rated movies that are much much worse than this one. However, it is a wonderful retelling of the children's book. As a family film - 6 and 12 year olds - we enjoyed this film. The scenery is wonderful, stark as it should be.


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