Strong As A Lion

Simon is a troubled nine year old, and often lives in a fantasy world together with a lion as his trusted companion. In the jungle of the schoolyard Simon is harassed by 11 year old Alex. In his imagination Simon is a conquering hero but in reality he is a hapless victim and no match for Alex. And so Simon seeks the strength and courage that he lacks from his lion friend. One day, Simon’s mother Karin meets a new man, Björn. And soon Björn becomes Simon´s new hope for salvation. But it turns out that Björn is Alex’s father. Naturally Karin and Björn know nothing of their boy’s conflict and gladly inform them that they plan to move in together and form one big happy family...

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Strong As A Lion

Title Strong As A Lion

Original title Lejontämjaren

Director Manne Lindwall

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Erik Lager, Linus Nord, Magnus Krepper, Lisa Lindgren, Ebba Wickman

Script Unlimited Stories

Producer Joakim Hansson, Peter Possne

Editor Darek Hodor

Director of photography Håkan Holmberg

Production company Sonet Film AB

Release 2003 Feb, 14

Format 1 85:1

Sound DTS

Duration 92 min

Simon is a troubled nine year old, and often lives in a fantasy world together with a lion as his trusted companion. In the jungle of the schoolyard Simon is harassed by 11 year old Alex. In his imagination Simon is a conquering hero but in reality he is a hapless victim and no match for Alex. And so Simon seeks the strength and courage that he lacks from his lion friend. One day, Simon’s mother Karin meets a new man, Björn. And soon Björn becomes Simon´s new hope for salvation. But it turns out that Björn is Alex’s father. Naturally Karin and Björn know nothing of their boy’s conflict and gladly inform them that they plan to move in together and form one big happy family... Simon is a troubled nine year old, and often lives in a fantasy world together with a lion as his trusted companion. In the jungle of the schoolyard Simon is harassed by 11 year old Alex. In his imagination Simon is a conquering hero but in reality he is a hapless victim and no match for Alex. And so Simon seeks the strength and courage that he lacks from his lion friend. One day, Simon’s mother Karin meets a new man, Björn. And soon Björn becomes Simon´s new hope for salvation. But it turns out that Björn is Alex’s father. Naturally Karin and Björn know nothing of their boy’s conflict and gladly inform them that they plan to move in together and form one big happy family...

Title Strong As A Lion

Original title Lejontämjaren

Director Manne Lindwall

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Erik Lager, Linus Nord, Magnus Krepper, Lisa Lindgren, Ebba Wickman

Script Unlimited Stories

Producer Joakim Hansson, Peter Possne

Editor Darek Hodor

Director of photography Håkan Holmberg

Production company Sonet Film AB

Release 2003 Feb, 14

Format 1 85:1

Sound DTS

Duration 92 min

Genre: Children, Family






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