History Film / TheLandOfFaraway

25th Aug '16 1:30:53 AM pigeonbrain
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The film begins in modern Stockholm. An orphaned boy named Bosse suffers neglect and abuse at the hands of his cruel aunt Edna and his apathetic Uncle Sixton, as well as being picked on by local bullies. For the record, his mother is confirmed dead and his father just disappeared. His best friend is Benke ([[Creator/ChristianBale Bale]]), son of a [[GoodParents kind and loving father]]. The kind Boose wishes he had, too. After an especially horrific night of abuse by his aunt and uncle, he runs away into the night to seek his real father.

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The film begins in modern Stockholm. An orphaned boy named Bosse suffers neglect and abuse at the hands of his cruel aunt Edna and his apathetic Uncle Sixton, as well as being picked on by local bullies. For the record, his mother is confirmed dead and his father just disappeared. His best friend is Benke ([[Creator/ChristianBale Bale]]), son of a [[GoodParents kind and loving father]]. The kind Boose Bosse wishes he had, too. After an especially horrific night of abuse by his aunt and uncle, he runs away into the night to seek his real father.
28th Dec '14 12:30:36 PM nombretomado
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''The Land of Faraway'' is an [[TheEighties 80s]] family fantasy film directed by Vladimir Grammatikov, and starring ChristopherLee, Creator/ChristianBale, Nicholas Pickard, Timothy Bottoms, and Susanna York. It's based on the book, ''Mio, My Mio'', by Creator/AstridLindgren.

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''The Land of Faraway'' is an [[TheEighties 80s]] family fantasy film directed by Vladimir Grammatikov, and starring ChristopherLee, Creator/ChristopherLee, Creator/ChristianBale, Nicholas Pickard, Timothy Bottoms, and Susanna York. It's based on the book, ''Mio, My Mio'', by Creator/AstridLindgren.



However, not all is well. Something called ''The Whispering Well'' tells Mio that an iron-clawed knight named Kato ([[ChristopherLee Lee]]) from the Land Outside has been kidnapping children and then forcing them to be his slaves by replacing their hearts with stones. Any children that refuse to serve him are transformed into birds and made to circle above the castle forever. Even his name induces terror when spoken. It also makes the wind pick up and the skies cloud over. He's just ''that'' evil. There's a prophecy about Kato as well. Only a young boy of royal blood, riding a white horse and bring with him a single companion can defeat him.

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However, not all is well. Something called ''The Whispering Well'' tells Mio that an iron-clawed knight named Kato ([[ChristopherLee ([[Creator/ChristopherLee Lee]]) from the Land Outside has been kidnapping children and then forcing them to be his slaves by replacing their hearts with stones. Any children that refuse to serve him are transformed into birds and made to circle above the castle forever. Even his name induces terror when spoken. It also makes the wind pick up and the skies cloud over. He's just ''that'' evil. There's a prophecy about Kato as well. Only a young boy of royal blood, riding a white horse and bring with him a single companion can defeat him.
27th Jan '14 6:44:36 AM m8e
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''The Land of Faraway'' is an [[TheEighties 80s]] family fantasy film directed by Vladimir Grammatikov, and starring ChristopherLee, Creator/ChristianBale, Nicholas Pickard, Timothy Bottoms, and Susanna York. It's based on the book, ''Mio, My Mio'', by Astrid Lindgren.

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''The Land of Faraway'' is an [[TheEighties 80s]] family fantasy film directed by Vladimir Grammatikov, and starring ChristopherLee, Creator/ChristianBale, Nicholas Pickard, Timothy Bottoms, and Susanna York. It's based on the book, ''Mio, My Mio'', by Astrid Lindgren.
Creator/AstridLindgren.
28th Dec '13 6:52:11 PM nombretomado
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''The Land of Faraway'' is an [[TheEighties 80s]] family fantasy film directed by Vladimir Grammatikov, and starring ChristopherLee, ChristianBale, Nicholas Pickard, Timothy Bottoms, and Susanna York. It's based on the book, ''Mio, My Mio'', by Astrid Lindgren.

The film begins in modern Stockholm. An orphaned boy named Bosse suffers neglect and abuse at the hands of his cruel aunt Edna and his apathetic Uncle Sixton, as well as being picked on by local bullies. For the record, his mother is confirmed dead and his father just disappeared. His best friend is Benke ([[ChristianBale Bale]]), son of a [[GoodParents kind and loving father]]. The kind Boose wishes he had, too. After an especially horrific night of abuse by his aunt and uncle, he runs away into the night to seek his real father.

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''The Land of Faraway'' is an [[TheEighties 80s]] family fantasy film directed by Vladimir Grammatikov, and starring ChristopherLee, ChristianBale, Creator/ChristianBale, Nicholas Pickard, Timothy Bottoms, and Susanna York. It's based on the book, ''Mio, My Mio'', by Astrid Lindgren.

The film begins in modern Stockholm. An orphaned boy named Bosse suffers neglect and abuse at the hands of his cruel aunt Edna and his apathetic Uncle Sixton, as well as being picked on by local bullies. For the record, his mother is confirmed dead and his father just disappeared. His best friend is Benke ([[ChristianBale ([[Creator/ChristianBale Bale]]), son of a [[GoodParents kind and loving father]]. The kind Boose wishes he had, too. After an especially horrific night of abuse by his aunt and uncle, he runs away into the night to seek his real father.



Before long, Mio has befriended several local children, including the royal gardener's son Jum-Jum (also played by [[ChristianBale Bale]]). Others include the farm boy Jiri and his siblings, and the shepherd boy Nonno. Nonno teaches Mio and Jum-Jum.

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Before long, Mio has befriended several local children, including the royal gardener's son Jum-Jum (also played by [[ChristianBale [[Creator/ChristianBale Bale]]). Others include the farm boy Jiri and his siblings, and the shepherd boy Nonno. Nonno teaches Mio and Jum-Jum.
24th Mar '13 12:32:18 PM montmorencey
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On the way, he meets the kindly shopkeeper Mrs Lundin. She gives him an apple and asks him to mail a postcard. The postcard is addressed to ''the Land of Faraway'', informing its King of Bosse's impending journey there. After Bosse mails the postcard, his apple turns golden (right as he about to ''bite into it'', no less). Dropping the polymorphed apple in shock, Bosse spots something wriggling around in a discarded beer bottle. He pops it open and out comes the disenbodied head that identifies itself as ''The Spirit from The Land of Faraway.''

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On the way, he meets the kindly shopkeeper Mrs Lundin. She gives him an apple and asks him to mail a postcard. The postcard is addressed to ''the Land of Faraway'', informing its King of Bosse's impending journey there. After Bosse mails the postcard, his apple turns golden (right as he about to ''bite into it'', no less). Dropping the polymorphed apple in shock, Bosse spots something wriggling around in a discarded beer bottle. He pops it open and out comes the disenbodied disembodied head that identifies itself as ''The Spirit from The Land of Faraway.''



He reveals that he's traveled to Earth to retrieve the one bearing the sign of the golden apple. He instructs the boy to ''grab hold of his bear'' and then ''sloooooowly'' floats out into space and through the galaxy until they reach The Land of Faraway. Oddly enough, Bosse survives this journey. Once there, Bosse is reunited with his real father, who turns out to be none other than the King (no, not ''that'' [[ElvisPresley King]]), played by Bottoms. The King reveals that Bosse's real name is Mio and the boy begins an idyllic life on ''Green Meadow Island''. He's treated with love and adoration by his father and subjects, and even gets cool horse out of the deal, Shadowfax, er, I mean Shadowfax, I mean Shadowfax... I mean Miramas.

Before long, Mio has befriended several locatl child, including the royal gardener's son Jum-Jum (also played by [[ChristianBale Bale]] for no discernable reason). Others include the farm boy Jiri and his siblings, and the shepherd boy Nonno. Nonno teaches Mio and Jum-Jum.

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He reveals that he's traveled to Earth to retrieve the one bearing the sign of the golden apple. He instructs the boy to ''grab grab hold of his bear'' beard and then ''sloooooowly'' slowly floats out into space and through the galaxy until they reach The Land of Faraway. Oddly enough, Bosse survives this journey. Once there, Bosse is reunited with his real father, who turns out to be none other than the King (no, not ''that'' [[ElvisPresley King]]), played by Bottoms. The King reveals that Bosse's real name is Mio and the boy begins an idyllic life on ''Green Meadow Island''. He's treated with love and adoration by his father and subjects, and even gets cool horse out of the deal, Shadowfax, er, I mean Shadowfax, I mean Shadowfax... I mean Miramas.

Before long, Mio has befriended several locatl child, local children, including the royal gardener's son Jum-Jum (also played by [[ChristianBale Bale]] for no discernable reason).Bale]]). Others include the farm boy Jiri and his siblings, and the shepherd boy Nonno. Nonno teaches Mio and Jum-Jum.



However, not all is well. Something called ''The Whispering Well'' tells Mio that an iron-clawed knight named Kato ([[ChristopherLee Lee]]) from the Land Outside has been kidnapping children and then forcing them to be his sslaves by ''ripping out their hearts'' (somehow, non-fatally) and replacing them with stones. Any children that refuse to serve are transformed into birds and made to circle above the castle forever. Even his name induces terror when spoken. It also makes the wind pick up and the skies cloud over. He's just ''that'' evil. There's a prophecy about Kato as well. Only a young boy of royal blood, riding a white horse and bring with him a single companion can defeat him.

Mio picks up on the fact that he meets all the job qualifications and thus sets out on his epic journey with his gardener and horse, armed with nothing but magical bread that satisfies all hunger! ...Methinks his plan needs a little more thought.

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However, not all is well. Something called ''The Whispering Well'' tells Mio that an iron-clawed knight named Kato ([[ChristopherLee Lee]]) from the Land Outside has been kidnapping children and then forcing them to be his sslaves slaves by ''ripping out their hearts'' (somehow, non-fatally) and replacing them their hearts with stones. Any children that refuse to serve him are transformed into birds and made to circle above the castle forever. Even his name induces terror when spoken. It also makes the wind pick up and the skies cloud over. He's just ''that'' evil. There's a prophecy about Kato as well. Only a young boy of royal blood, riding a white horse and bring with him a single companion can defeat him.

Mio picks up on the fact that he meets all the job qualifications and thus sets out on his epic journey with his gardener Jum-Jum and horse, armed with nothing but magical bread that satisfies all hunger! ...Methinks his plan needs a little more thought.
Miramas.
23rd Mar '13 9:58:17 AM montmorencey
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!!'''''The Land of Faraway''''' provides examples of:

* ClicheStorm: Oh boy, where to ''begin''? The entire movie plays like a Mad Libs where you insert fantasy and faerie tale cliches into the blanks.
** The entire first act plays every ChangelingFantasy plot point entirely straight right down to RagsToRoyalty.
** Mio is TheChosenOne who must go on a quest to defeat the ultimate evil.
** Mio gets a CoolSword to do it with.
** Hell, the bad guy is played by ''ChristopherLee''! ''[[ChristopherLee Christopher]]'' '''''[[ChristopherLee Frikkin]]''''' ''[[ChristopherLee Lee]]''!
** Let's not even start on the Tolkien plot devices is rips off. A young man (Frodo/Mio) recently comes into a rather sizable inheritance (Bag-End and the Ring/being the prince of ''Green Meadow Island''), who finds out that he must embark on a quest defeat evil forever (kill Kato/destroy the Ring), ''WITH HIS GARDENER''!

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!!'''''The Land of Faraway''''' provides examples of:

* ClicheStorm: Oh boy, where to ''begin''? The entire movie plays like a Mad Libs where you insert fantasy and faerie tale cliches into the blanks.
** The entire first act plays every ChangelingFantasy plot point entirely straight right down to RagsToRoyalty.
** Mio is TheChosenOne who must go on a quest to defeat the ultimate evil.
** Mio gets a CoolSword to do it with.
** Hell, the bad guy is played by ''ChristopherLee''! ''[[ChristopherLee Christopher]]'' '''''[[ChristopherLee Frikkin]]''''' ''[[ChristopherLee Lee]]''!
** Let's not even start on the Tolkien plot devices is rips off. A young man (Frodo/Mio) recently comes into a rather sizable inheritance (Bag-End and the Ring/being the prince of ''Green Meadow Island''), who finds out that he must embark on a quest defeat evil forever (kill Kato/destroy the Ring), ''WITH HIS GARDENER''!
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8th Aug '12 2:40:13 AM BewareTheWorlock
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** Let's not even start on the Tolkien plot devices is rips off. A young man (Frodo/Mio) recently comes into a rather sizable inheritance (Bag-End and the Ring/being the prince of ''Green Meadow Island''), who finds out that he must embark on a quest defeat evil forever (kill Kato/destroy the Ring), ''WITH HIS GARDENER''!
*** *sigh* The World is not the US. The book the movie was based on came out in 1954, the same year as Lord of the Rings (and several years before it was even translated into Swedish). Just because it shares some *very* basic similarities (as do hundreds of other literary works) does not mean it's a rip off. You obviously DidNotDoTheHomework.

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** Let's not even start on the Tolkien plot devices is rips off. A young man (Frodo/Mio) recently comes into a rather sizable inheritance (Bag-End and the Ring/being the prince of ''Green Meadow Island''), who finds out that he must embark on a quest defeat evil forever (kill Kato/destroy the Ring), ''WITH HIS GARDENER''!
*** *sigh* The World is not the US. The book the movie was based on came out in 1954, the same year as Lord of the Rings (and several years before it was even translated into Swedish). Just because it shares some *very* basic similarities (as do hundreds of other literary works) does not mean it's a rip off. You obviously DidNotDoTheHomework.
GARDENER''!
23rd Jul '12 5:04:16 AM Wrede
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** Let's not even start on the Tolkien plot devices is rips off. A young man (Frodo/Mio) recently comes into a rather sizable inheritance (Bag-End and the Ring/being the prince of ''Green Meadow Island''), who finds out that he must embark on a quest defeat evil forever (kill Kato/destroy the Ring), ''WITH HIS GARDENER''!

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** Let's not even start on the Tolkien plot devices is rips off. A young man (Frodo/Mio) recently comes into a rather sizable inheritance (Bag-End and the Ring/being the prince of ''Green Meadow Island''), who finds out that he must embark on a quest defeat evil forever (kill Kato/destroy the Ring), ''WITH HIS GARDENER''!GARDENER''!
*** *sigh* The World is not the US. The book the movie was based on came out in 1954, the same year as Lord of the Rings (and several years before it was even translated into Swedish). Just because it shares some *very* basic similarities (as do hundreds of other literary works) does not mean it's a rip off. You obviously DidNotDoTheHomework.
15th May '12 9:37:47 PM ElementalGuardian
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** The entire first act plays every ChangelingFantasy plot point entirely straight right down to FromRagsToRiches.

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** The entire first act plays every ChangelingFantasy plot point entirely straight right down to FromRagsToRiches.RagsToRoyalty.
15th May '12 9:36:51 PM ElementalGuardian
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** The entire first act plays every ChanglingFantasy plot point entirely straight right down to FromRagsToRiches.

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** The entire first act plays every ChanglingFantasy ChangelingFantasy plot point entirely straight right down to FromRagsToRiches.
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