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Bröderna Lejonhjärta (1977)

Director:
Olle Hellbom
COUNTRY
Sweden
GENRE
Drama/Adventure/Family
NORWEGIAN/ENGLISH TITLE
Brødrene Løvehjerte
The Brothers Lionheart
RUNNING TIME
102 minutes
Producer:
Olle Hellbom
Olle Nordemar
Screenwriter (from her book):
Astrid Lindgren


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Skorpan Lars Söderdahl ½
Jonathan Staffan Götestam
Mattias Allan Edwall
Orvar Per Oscarsson ½
Sofia Gunn Wållgren
Jossi Folke Hjort
Tengil Georg Årlin

 

Review

Swedish filmmaker Olle Hellbom's raid of Swedish children's literature continued with this adaptation of the Astrid Lindgren classic. It certainly doesn't capture the magic of the novel, but it is a beautifully shot film - exploring the wonderful Scandinavian nature - with fine cinematography by Rune Ericson. Lars Söderdahl is a good choice in the lead and mostly makes up for the poor acting by Staffan Götestam. The supporting cast, however, is joyful, with Swedish veterans Edwall and Oscarsson in scene-stealing roles, and Hellbom at times manages to capture the suspense and adventure of the book.

Copyright © 7.3.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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