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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.

  1. Astrid Lindgren

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Olle Hellbom

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Staffan Götestam

    Staffan Götestam

    Jonatan

  2. Lars Söderdahl

    Lars Söderdahl

    Skorpan

  3. Allan Edwall

    Allan Edwall

    Mattias

  4. Gunn Wållgren

    Gunn Wållgren

    Sofia

  5. Folke Hjort

    Folke Hjort

    Jossi

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The Brothers Lionheart
The Brothers Lionheart

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Original Title Bröderna Lejonhjärta

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 23, 1977
    11
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Children over the age of 7, who are accompanied by an adult, are admitted to films that have been passed for children from the age of 11.

Original Language Swedish

Runtime 1h 42m

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