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    Indigo189 Posts: 5, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 8, 2011, 10:15 PM
    Obscure Children's Swan Movie (80s or 90s)
    I've looked everywhere and cannot find any mention of this movie that follows Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Wild Swans' almost exactly:

    I remember watching a movie in the late 80s/early 90s about a princess whose brothers (I can't remember how many) are turned into swans by the queen, who is an evil sorceress. The queen also has designs against the princess, and leads her to a bath. She slips 3 toads into the water intending for them to make the young woman ugly. Instead, the toads turn to roses that float on the water around the princess (something about how she is too pure for sorcery to affect her).

    There's a lot about the movie that I've forgotten. At some point,though, the princess is living in a cave making green shirts from nettles that sting and blister her hands. These, along with her silence, will return her brothers to human form. A king comes across the cave, finds the beautiful princess, and takes her back to the palace to become his queen. Still, she must continue making the nettle shirts. She goes to a graveyard at night, wearing a dark cloak, to collect nettles from the graves since they are the only ones that will undo the curse. Someone convinces the king that the princess is a witch, so she is set to be burned at the stake.

    Her brothers fly over the stake and she tosses the shirts over their necks. They return to human form; one shirt was incomplete, though, so the unlucky prince forever has one swan wing. Still, everyone is happy and lives happily ever after.

    **The bath scene with the frogs and roses is missing from all the versions I've come across; that, and most versions I have found end with all the brothers fully returning to human. I've pretty much given up finding the movie, but I just remember loving it.

    If anyone can help me in any way, that would be great!! Thanks!!

    Also, the movie is not:
    The Wild Swans (1977 toei anime)
    Swans (1985)
    Les Cygnes Sauvages (1962 w/ Tsehanovsky)
    GFTC The Six Swans
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    May 31, 2011, 06:39 PM
    The six swans.
    I can't find it too..
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    May 31, 2011, 06:41 PM
    If u find something about it *** let me know..
    I want to watch it again.. I was 6-7yrs old when I've watched it & I've missed it!
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    Aug 18, 2011, 12:04 PM
    I know! That's the version I watched but I can't find it anywhere:( I want to see it again! Let me know if you find it...
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    Sep 5, 2011, 08:18 PM
    Just found it!! :) It's " The Wild Swans (1994)(with sigourney weaver)". Yayyyyy!! :))))
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    Jan 26, 2012, 05:09 PM
    I also remember a scene where they have pillow fights? And when the brothers start young and then grow up?
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    Mar 4, 2013, 08:08 PM
    Is it this obscure french film called "Dikie Lebedi"?
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    Mar 5, 2013, 06:49 AM
    Yes this is it!!
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    Mar 5, 2013, 06:50 AM
    Omg!! I haven't seen this in over 10 years! Too bad its not in english but still!
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    Mar 5, 2013, 06:52 AM
    The Wild Swan-Part - YouTube

    In english, at least some parts

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