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A prince leaves his city and sets off to avenge his father not aware his father wasn't murdered and in-reality committed suicide and soon learns the truth about his people from a warrior woman.
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Credited cast:
James McAvoy ... Hal (voice)
Catherine McCormack ... Zita (voice)
Julian Glover ... Kahro (voice)
Derek Jacobi ... Nezo (voice)
Ian Hart ... Ghrak (voice)
Claire Skinner ... Jhinna (voice)
David Harewood ... Erito (voice)
Samantha Bond ... Eike (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marina Bouras Marina Bouras ... Jhinna (voice)
Pernille Højmark Pernille Højmark ... Eike (voice)
Paul Hüttel Paul Hüttel ... Agra (voice)
Jonas Karlsson ... Hal (voice)
Melinda Kinnaman ... Zita (voice)
Jesper Langberg Jesper Langberg ... Nezo (voice)
Henning Moritzen ... Kahro (voice)
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Hal Tara is the son of The Kahro of the city of Hebalon and heir to the throne. When The Kahro kills himself, Hal is chosen to taken his place to rule Hebalon. But the discovery of The Kahro's suicide letter, that his father's death was no suicide, and was conducted by rivals of the city known as The Zeriths, Hal disguising himself as a commoner leaves the city and sets out to find the Zeriths and avenge his father. But Nezo, The Kahro's evil advisor who discovered the Kahro's body sends a warrior known as Erito to join Hal and to kill him. Entering the Zerith's camp, unaware of his identity, Hal falls in love with Zita, a Zerith female warrior, unaware Nezo has evil schemes to take over ruler ship of the city and Erito's wife Eike and Hal's sister Jhinna have uncovered his evil plot. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Denmark | Sweden | Norway | UK

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English | Danish | Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

January 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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€3,400,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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2.35 : 1
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Zita: [Zita visits Agra, the Zerith's frail and dying leader] Agra?
Agra: Is that you, Zita?
Zita: Yes.
Agra: Listen to me! Sideon came to me last night in a dream. He said, many strings will fall to earth and sky shall burn. But he who shines like gold will guide his people through these times. "Who is he?" I asked. A stranger everywhere, both at home and abroad, to himself and to others. He answered and then he was gone. Now I can let go. He who shines like gold.
[Agra dies and his strings falls from the sky]
Zita: Agra!
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A unique take on the fantasy genre with puppets
25 August 2004 | by cstromme_See all my reviews

I watched this movie at the Norwegian International Film Festival, and I was totally blown away. The atmosphere, world and characters this movie introduces you to feels so incredibly unique and extraordinary.

The most brilliant thing, however, is the fact that instead of editing out the strings, or pretending that they're not there, they use the strings as a sort of...lifeforce.. If somebody looses their head-string, they're dead. This simple fact made the world seem even more real, and suddenly made the puppets into something living.

If I had to say anything negative about this movie at all, it's the fact that since the mouths of the puppets aren't moving when they're talking it's a bit difficult to get into at first. I found myself confused in the beginning as to whom it was that was talking, but I guess this is just the nature of movies that use puppets like these.

I couldn't recommend this movie any stronger than I do. Pray that this gets a US distributor, because as of now it's not picked up.


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