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De vilde svaner (2009)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

A little princess, Elisa, is living happily with her eleven brothers when their father, the old King, remarries. Bedazzled by his new Queen's beauty and powers of enchantment, he sends Elisa away. Meanwhile the Queen transforms her ...See moreA little princess, Elisa, is living happily with her eleven brothers when their father, the old King, remarries. Bedazzled by his new Queen's beauty and powers of enchantment, he sends Elisa away. Meanwhile the Queen transforms her brothers into swans. When Elisa returns as an adult, her father is unable to recognize her, and she is hounded out of the kingdom. With the help of an old woman - the fairy Fata Morgana in disguise - she tracks down her brother. They are now swans by day, and human beings by night. Elisa vows to do everyting in her power to save her brothers. FataMorgana comes to her in a dream and shows her how she must weave eleven coarse shirts from flax made of stinging nettles, in order that her brothers may regain human form. Until the task is accomplished, she must not speak a word. Meanwhile a young King of the new land comes upon Elisa, and is smitten with her. He makes her his Queen, despite the protestations of the Archbishop, who regards her as a witch. One night, while she is picking stinging nettles in the churchyard, he informs the King of what she is doing. The people condemn her to be burned at the stake, but despite this, she manages to finish making the nettle shirts, so that the eleven swans can once more become princes. Now, she is free to speak. She declares her innocence, and accepts the King's love. Written by JJ Film See less
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Writers
Per Brink Abrahamsen (story editor) | Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale) | Margrethe II (screenplay) | Jesper W. Nielsen (screenplay)
Composer
Svend Skipper (as Svenn Skipper)
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kr 15,000,000
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Release date
Sep 11, 2009 (Denmark)

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Benedikte Hansen
Dronningen Dronningen   See fewer
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Ghita Nørby
Fatamorgana / Den gamle kone Fatamorgana / Den gamle kone   See fewer
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Søren Sætter-Lassen
Ærkebiskop Ærkebiskop   See fewer
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Thure Lindhardt
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Helle Hertz
Berthe Berthe   See fewer
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Mads M. Nielsen
Den unge konge Den unge konge   See fewer
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Mads Hjulmand
Prins Eberhard Prins Eberhard   See fewer
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Frej Spangsberg Lorenzen
Prins Konrad Prins Konrad   See fewer
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Emma B. Marott
Unge Elisa (as Emma Bendtzen Marrot) Unge Elisa (as Emma Bendtzen Marrot)   See fewer
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Heidi Ryom
Lamia Lamia   See fewer
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Emil Johan Lykke Andersen
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Ludvig Philip Bach
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Viggo Christensen
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Jonas Leth Hansen
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Kasper Leth Hansen
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Jonas Emil Hemmingsen
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Anders Thorup Olsen
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Mads Villum Petersen
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Lukas Toya
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Tobias Vegge Andersen
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Thomas Fokdal Christiansen
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Kristoffer Dalsgård
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Christian Daugaard
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Mikkel Johansen
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Sebastian Mogensen
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Timmie Rasmussen
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Per Weihrauch
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Mark Enticknap
Prince Albrecht (voice) Prince Albrecht (voice)   See fewer
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Theodora Greece
Elisa (voice) Elisa (voice)   See fewer
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Henry Hereford
The Young King The Young King   See fewer
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Roger Moore
Archbishop (voice) Archbishop (voice)   See fewer
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Per Brink Abrahamsen
Byborger (uncredited) Byborger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margrethe II
Byborger (uncredited) Byborger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Prang Vonsyld
Bøddel (uncredited) Bøddel (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 109 votes