Ronia, the Robber's Daughter (film)
|Ronia, the Robber's Daughter|
German film poster
|Directed by||Tage Danielsson|
|Produced by||Waldemar Bergendahl|
|Written by||Astrid Lindgren|
|Music by||Björn Isfält|
Ole Fredrik Haug
|Edited by||Jan Persson|
|Budget||SEK 18,000,000 (estimated)|
|Box office||SEK 49,396,838 (Sweden)|
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter (in the UK, Ronja Rövardotter in Sweden, Ronja Robbersdaughter in the USA) is a Swedish fantasy film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 14 December 1984, directed by Tage Danielsson, based on the 1981 novel of the same title by Astrid Lindgren, and adapted for the screen by Lindgren herself.
When the film was broadcast on television two years after its cinema premiere, the film was twenty minutes longer and uncensored (the cinema release allowed viewing from 7 years and older). This spurred a debate where critics asked if film was more harmful in cinemas than on television. The film was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 58th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Ronja, daughter of robber-chief Mattis becomes friends with Birk Borkasson. His father, robber-chief Borka, is the main rival and fiercest enemy of Ronja's father.
- Hanna Zetterberg as Ronja
- Dan Håfström as Birk (also as Dick Håfström)
- Börje Ahlstedt as Mattis
- Lena Nyman as Lovis
- Per Oscarsson as Borka
- Med Reventberg as Undis
- Allan Edwall as Skalle-Per
- Ulf Isenborg as Fjosok
- Henry Ottenby as Knotas
- Björn Wallde as Sturkas
- Tommy Körberg as Lill-Klippen
Awards and honours
The film won Reader Jury of the Berliner Morgenpost and the Silver Berlin Bear ("For a movie of extraordinary fantasy") at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival in 1985. The film was also nominated for a Golden Bear.
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