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Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)

Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)

Mio in the Land of Faraway





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Based on an Astrid Lindgren novel, this fantasy focuses on a Swedish teen drawn into a magical world to battle an evil knight.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: William Aldridge
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 24, 2001


Christian Bale
as Jum-Jum/Benke
Susannah York
as The Weaver Woman
Sverre Anker Ousdal
as The Swordmaker
Igor Yasulovich
as Eno/The Carpetbeater
Gunilla Nyroos
as Aunt Edna
Linn Stokke
as Mrs. Lundin
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Critic Reviews for Mio in the Land of Faraway

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

August 29, 2005

Audience Reviews for Mio in the Land of Faraway


It is made out to be as great as "The Neverending Story" but is very low budget. The set pieces and creature designs aren't anything grand. It has a song-singing Gnome, a giant furry wookiee creature and children which turn into butterflies. It has a European flavor to it all. Little kids will be amused. I got some chuckles for how cheap it was. Superchannel used to air this repeatedly.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

An orphaned boy (played by Christian Bale) lives with his resentful aunt and he is picked on by the neighborhood boys. He is given a magic apple by a local shopkeep and is transported to a mystical world where he finds his dad is king. Things are all good until he learns of a knight (Evil Sender) who kidnaps kids to turn them to slaves. So he has to battle the bad man. Though based on an older novel, this appears to have been made to capitalize on the success of Neverending Story, (though its not on par). Interestingly, it was partly produced and filmed in the USSR. Pretty good locations and not terrible effects.


I shouldn't even be rating this, because it's been over a decade + since I've seen it...but certain foggy scenes still stick with me...

Bryn Thomas

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