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i oříšky pro Popelku (1973)

Director:
Václav Vorlícek
COUNTRY
Czechoslovakia/East Germany
GENRE
Drama/Adventure/
Fantasy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Tre nøtter til Askepott
ENGLISH TITLE
Three Nuts for Cinderella
RUNNING TIME
75 minutes
Producer:
Laurie MacDonald
Walter F. Parkes
Screenwriter (based on the story by Bozena Nemcová):
Božena Němcová


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Popelka Libuse Safránková
Prince Pavel Trávinek
Mother Carola Braunbock ½
King Rolf Hoppe
Queen Karin Lesch ½
Dora Dana Hlavácová ½

 

Review

Young Libuse Safránková is a delight in the title character of this humanised version of the Cinderella story, as conceived by Czech writer Božena Němcová. Set and shot around the Svihov castle and the surrounding forests of Bohemia, the film has got a myhtical atmosphere and is rare for combining the fantastical elements of the fairytale with a down-to-earth and realistic portrait of the leading characters, including a warm relationship between the king and his son. The film has become a Christmas holiday classic in various European countries, and continues to attract new audiences - arguably due to its timeless quality. A fine piece of traditional European filmmaking.

Copyright © 31.12.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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