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Ronja Rövardotter

Ronja Rövardotter
Hanna Zetterberg

Hanna Zetterberg

Screen Time: 90%
Role: Ronja
Age: 10 years old

 

Ronja Rövardotter

1984
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter
Rating: 8.67 (3 votes)
Directed: Tage Danielsson
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish
Genre: Adventure, Family, Historical
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088015

Summary

Ronia is a girl growing up in a castle in the wood in a band of robbers; as the chief's only child, she is expected to become the leader of the band someday. Their castle, Matt's Fort, was split in two parts by a lightning bolt on the day of her birth; soon afterwards, a different robber clan, the 'Borkas', settled one section, resulting in perpetual armed strife. Ronia grows up with the robber clan as her only companions. One day, Ronia sees Birk Borkason, the only son of the enemy chieftain, Borka, idling by the chasm that splits the two parts of the castle. She engages him in a game of jumping across the chasm, a game that ends with Birk almost falling to his death. After Ronia has saved him they slowly start to become friends.

The next winter is long and cold and though Matt's robbers are well fed, their counterparts are suffering on the other side of the chasm. Ronia brings food through a secret passageway to Birk who is starving in Borkas side of the castle. They get very close but both know that their families would not accept their friendship. Later that year Birk saves Ronia from being captured by the faeries only to be captured himself by Ronias father. Ronia gives herself as a captive to the Borkas so she can be exchanged for Birk, but as a result her father disowns her and refuses to let her be his daughter. Birk and Ronia run away to live in the woods away from the robbers but in the end, their families repent of their feuding, and everyone is reunited.