The Brothers Lionheart

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The Brothers Lionheart

sibling relationship single parent loss of loved one sweden socially deprived family child hero brother

The Brothers Lionheart

Release Date: September 23, 1977

Year    :   1977
Slogan    :   «From our world. To the world of the tales and the camp fires.»
Genres    :   Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Production Companies    :   SF Studios
Director    :   Olle Hellbom
Producers    :   Olle Hellbom, Olle Nordemar
Writers    :   Astrid Lindgren, Astrid Lindgren
RunTime    :   102 mins.

9-year old Karl Lejon, 'Skorpan' is suffering from tuberculosis and knows that he will die soon. But his older brother Jonathan tries to comfort him by promising that they one day will meet in Nangijala, a magic country beyond the stars. Jonathan dies soon after in a house fire and Skorpan also passes away not long after. They meet in Nangijala, a country divided into the Cherry Blossom Valley and the Briar-Bush Valley. The people in the later are oppressed by the black knight Tengil and his dragon Katla. The two brothers, who now call themselves Jonathan and Karl Lion Heart, decide to help the freedom fighters against the oppression.

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