The seventeen year old Stach is faced with five impossible assignments he has to complete in order to become king. Things do not go as easily as the boisterous Stach had expected, ...
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The seventeen year old Stach is faced with five impossible assignments he has to complete in order to become king. Things do not go as easily as the boisterous Stach had expected, especially when he is confronted with matters of life and death.Written by
Was originally going to be directed by Martin Koolhoven, but he walked away from the project. He did not like the screenplay and disagreed with the course it should take. Then Paula van der Oest was going to direct, but she also backed out. See more »
Like the book, but then again not like the book
I loved the book and I love the movie. It's fun, it's modern, it takes the best parts from the story and it's refreshingly non-Hollywood. It's nice to see what the makers did with the book, they had to leave some of the challenges out but that does not feel like a miss. The country of Katoren has areas that are like Italy, like Austria and even like Arizona (with a Bijlmer like city in it!). The modern touch was fun and fitted well into the story. After all: Katoren is a fantasy country... they could have made it 100 pct animation, but instead it is our world, and then again not. Having read the book, the movie is easy to follow. Maybe this is less when you don't know the book. For me it was interesting to see how the challenges were worked out. The actors were also refreshing, like the mayor of Uikemene and his family. Recommended for everybody who has read the book!
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