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The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King (2017)

Askeladden - I Dovregubbens hall (original title)
Espen "Ash Lad", a poor farmer's son, embarks on a dangerous quest with his brothers to save the princess from a vile troll known as the Mountain King - in order to collect a reward and save his family's farm from ruin.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vebjørn Enger ... Espen Askeladd
Eili Harboe ... Prinsesse Kristin
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen ... Per
Elias Holmen Sørensen Elias Holmen Sørensen ... Pål
Allan Hyde ... Prins Fredrik
Gisken Armand ... Stubbekjerringa
Gard B. Eidsvold Gard B. Eidsvold ... Kong Erik
Synnøve Macody Lund ... Dronning Victoria
Thorbjørn Harr ... Askeladdens far
Ida Ursin-Holm ... Huldra
Rune Hagerup Rune Hagerup ... Budbringeren
Arthur Berning ... Gunnar
Robert Skjærstad Robert Skjærstad ... Christian
Nasrin Khusrawi Nasrin Khusrawi ... Servitrise
Antonio de la Cruz ... Vesle-Jan
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Nordic king Erik orders his heiress Kristian, who turned down all suitors, to marry Danish prince Fredrik (Frederic) before her 18th birthday, as legend holds she'll otherwise fall to the 'mountain king' of trolls. Instead she makes a fugue into the very mountains, and the king promises her hand and royal dowry to whoever rescues her. Prince Fredrik sets out with his burly retainers, but faces unexpected competition from three peasant brothers. Playful, clumsy Espen Askeladd (ash lad') always tested his farmer father's patience, unable to get any chores done, but is just chased in disgrace after 'accidentally' burning down the homestead. His strict eldest brother Per and glutton middle brother Pal set out to search for the princess to earn enough to rebuild the farm, and finding Espen trail along allow him to join. He picks up seemingly useless objects and earns, by kindness to a witch, a magical map. Their party and the prince's rival bitterly while facing dangers on the road to the ... Written by KGF Vissers

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The oldest recorded form of the name [Ash Lad] is Oskefis ("ash-blower" - although "fis" has evolved to mean "fart" in modern Norwegian), denoting one who blows the embers to keep the fire going, a job often reserved for the lowest member of the household. In some tales, Askeladden's forename is given as Espen, Svein, Halvor, Lars, Hans, or Tyrihans. See more »

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A fairy tale from Norway.
22 February 2019 | by rayal1950See all my reviews

I just kept looking at the overly saturated color matching in the landscapes, beautiful. The dialog was straight out of a video game from 1999, Example: "Look at this I found, This will come in handy later." This was a line several times in the movie. Sounds from over there, "I better look" Side quest, Weird old lady(?) save her and get magical item, "This will come in handy later".

I watched it on prime, it was dubbed OK, worth a watch if you don't think about it to much.

Probably a good one for the slightly older kids, 8-13 No profanity or sex, Trolls.


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Maipo Film [Norway]

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29 September 2017 (Norway) See more »

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