Kalabaliken i Bender 40 years old

Kalabaliken i Bender

The famous Swedish Karoliner army has suffered its biggest defeat ever at Poltava in 1709. The Swedish king Karl XII is waiting in the small village of Bender for the Turkish sulton to help him defeat his arch enemy, the czar of Russia, Peter the Great. But the Turks think he's an expensive guest and want him out of Turkey. However, he refuses. The sultan then decides to send Karl XII a princess to marry him, to get him out of the country (a bride for a bribe). The two Swedish soldiers Lagercrona and Kruus are to escort the princess. They experience many different adventures on their way to Bender, namely because other Swedish soldiers and agents try to stop them from ever reaching the village, because they don't want Karl XII to leave Turkey. After their long adventure to get there and a few misunderstandings, the famous "kalabalik" of Bender, where the Turks decide to drive Karl XII out of Turkey by force, begins.


Kalabaliken i Bender Cast

Name Character
Sten Ljunggren He was 44, now 85 years old as Överste Grothusen
Brasse Brännström He was 38, 69 years old when he died as Kruus
Walter Gotell He was 59, 73 years old when he died as Storvesiren
Lasse Åberg He was 43, now 84 years old as Fänrik Lagercrona
Gösta Ekman He was 44, 77 years old when he died as Karl XII
Lars Amble He was 44, now 84 years old as Pastor Agrell
Ann-Sofie Kylin She was 27, now 68 years old as Elin
Donald Arthur He was 46, 79 years old when he died as Ambassadör Poniatowski
Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt He was 62, 70 years old when he died as Taffeltäckare Hultman
Ayşe Emel Mesçi She was 33, now 73 years old as Sirene

Kalabaliken i Bender Crew

Name Department
Stefan Nilsson as Music. He was 28 (now 68) years old Sound
Jörgen Persson as Cinematography. He was 17 (now 58) years old Crew
Rolf Börjlind as Writer. He was 39 (now 80) years old Writing
Bo Jönsson as Producer. Production
Mats Arehn as Director. He was 37 (now 77) years old Directing
Kalabaliken i Bender poster
Kalabaliken i Bender (40 years)

  • Release day: Friday, August 26, 1983
  • Runtime: 97 minutes