The Ash Lad: In Search of the Golden Castle

The fantasy tale is loosely based on the previous film The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King, in which we first met the kind-hearted Espen, his two brothers, and the beautiful and brave princess Kristin.

Askeladden: I Soria Moria slott
Norway 2019
102 min.

When the King and Queen are poisoned, brothers Per and Pål get arrested, suspected of being behind it. Younger brother Espen „Ash Lad“ and Princess Kristin set out on a quest to find the mythical Soria Moria castle, which is said to be built of pure gold. In Soria Moria, there sits a well containing the Water of Life; the only thing that can cure Kristin's parents. But some wicked Danes are also on the hunt to find the castle. If Espen and Kristin fail, it will spell the end for the brothers, the kingdom – and perhaps the entire world.

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Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose
Screenplay: Aleksander Kirkwood Brown
Cinematography: Trond Tønder
Music: Ginge Anvik
Sound: Christian Schaanning
Editing: Christoffer Heie
Production Design: Merete Boström
Producer: Synnøve Hørsdal, Åshild Ariane Ramborg
Costumes: Karen Fabritius Gram
Cast: Vebjørn Enger, Eili Harboe, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Elias Holmen Sørensen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tómas Lemarquis, Thorbjørn Harr