Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)





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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.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Norway Film Development


Nicholas Pickard
as Mio/Bosse
Timothy Bottoms
as The King
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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Audience Reviews for Mio in the Land of Faraway

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.


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
Lafe Fredbjornson

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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
Bryn Thomas

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