Hänsel und Gretel

Hänsel und Gretel

Deutschland 2005/2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Hansel and Gretel’s parents are poor. One night, having been sent to bed with empty stomachs yet again, they overhear their step-mother telling their father that things cannot possibly go on the way they are and that if they do, the children will surely eat them out of house and home. The best thing to do, she argues, is to send the children into the woods. For good. The news terrifies Gretel, but Hansel has an idea.


He gets up very early in the morning and collects pebbles. When their parents lead the children in the woods, Hansel leaves a trail of pebbles that helps them find their way home again. During the second attempt to abandon the children, Hansel leaves a trail of breadcrumbs. But this time, hungry birds eat up the trail and so Hansel and Gretel are left to wander the dark forest, lost and alone.

Their hunger reaches its peak when, all at once, they come across a mysterious house made entirely of gingerbread. Carefully, the children begin to break off and eat, first small, then ever bigger pieces of the tasty cottage. However, the house is inhabited by an old lady who, when she appears, is not at all happy with the children. The house belongs to an almost blind witch who immediately locks Hansel into a cage and forces Gretel to clean and cook for her. The lives of both children are at risk. But then Gretel hatches a plot.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Anne Wild
Screenplay:Peter Schwindt
Director of photography:Wojciech Szepel
Editing:Dagmar Lichius
Music:Mari Boine
  
Cast: 
Sibylle CanonicaHexe
Johann StormHänsel
Nastassja HahnGretel
Henning PekerVater
Claudia GeislerStiefmutter
Christian HabichtWaldbauer
Christian SteyerErzähler
  
Production company:Kinderfilm GmbH (Erfurt)
Producer:Ingelore König

All Credits

Director:Anne Wild
Assistant director:Ires Jung
Screenplay:Peter Schwindt
based on:Gebrüder Grimm (DE) (Frei nach dem Märchen)
Director of photography:Wojciech Szepel
Assistant camera:Christian Allinger
Production design:Martina Brünner
Prop master:Frank Jauß, Ariane Steubl
Make-up artist:Grit Kosse, Heide Haß
Costume design:Sandra Ernst
Editing:Dagmar Lichius
Assistant editor:Grit Meyer
Sound editor:Kai-Uwe Koch
Sound:Stephan Michalik
Sound assistant:Martin Witte
Foley artist:Herbert Schulz
Special effects:Markus Geiger
Music:Mari Boine
  
Cast: 
Sibylle CanonicaHexe
Johann StormHänsel
Nastassja HahnGretel
Henning PekerVater
Claudia GeislerStiefmutter
Christian HabichtWaldbauer
Christian SteyerErzähler
  
Production company:Kinderfilm GmbH (Erfurt)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz), Moviepool GmbH (München)
Producer:Ingelore König
Co-Producer:Ernst Geyer, Jürgen Haase
Producer (TV):Dagmar Ungureit
Unit production manager:Jörg-Uwe Tinkl, Hartmut Adeberg
Location manager:Frank B. Bosselmann
Shoot:10.03.2005-21.04.2005: Thüringer Wald
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig)
Length:78 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung: 11.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Kinderfilmfest;
TV-Erstsendung: 28.05.2006, Kinderklanal

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Hänsel und Gretel

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Original

Length:78 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung: 11.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Kinderfilmfest;
TV-Erstsendung: 28.05.2006, Kinderklanal
 

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