De vilde svaner


60m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Elisa lives happily with her eleven brothers and father until he remarries, and his new wife the Queen sends Elisa away and transforms her brothers into swans. As an adult, Elisa returns to the kingdom but her father doesn't recognize her and she is told to leave. With the help of an old woman she f

Film Details

Also Known As
Wild Swans, The, vilde svaner
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Danish Broadcasting Corporation; Danish Film Institute (Dfi)
Distribution Company
Filmcompagniet
Location
Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Elisa lives happily with her eleven brothers and father until he remarries, and his new wife the Queen sends Elisa away and transforms her brothers into swans. As an adult, Elisa returns to the kingdom but her father doesn't recognize her and she is told to leave. With the help of an old woman she finds her brothers who are birds by day and human by night. In order to save them Elisa must weave eleven coarse shirts from flax made of stinging nettles so that her brothers may regain human form, but until the task is accomplished Elisa can not speak a word.

Film Details

Also Known As
Wild Swans, The, vilde svaner
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Danish Broadcasting Corporation; Danish Film Institute (Dfi)
Distribution Company
Filmcompagniet
Location
Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Based on the fairy tale "De vilde svaner" by Hans Christian Andersen and published by C.A. Reitzel in 1838.