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Sleeping Beauty

Original title: Dornröschen
German title: Dornröschen
Germany, 2008

Director: Agthe, Arend
Production company: ZDF
Co-producers: Provobis, Moviepool, SK-Film
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Based upon a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. – At the christening of the long wished for princess Rosa, her fairy godmothers, thirteen in all, are eagerly awaited. It is tradition that they offer the child gifts such as beauty, wit and musical talent.
However one of them arrives late and is rejected by the king. She is deeply offended and therefore casts a spell upon the princess saying that on her 15th birthday she will die suddenly due to piercing her finger on a spindle. By the time the spell is cast the twelfth fairy has fortunately not yet made a wish for the princess. However it is already certain that her wish will not be able to reverse the wicked fairy's spell completely. Therefore she decides to amend the spell in a way it will not result in death. The beautiful Rosa will have to sleep for one hundred years. She will be awakened by the kiss of the Prince in search of the sleeping beauty.

The film keeps faith to the old romantic fairy tale, but is full of fine humour and with a carefully modernised story.

Marketing strategies:
Only available in digital formats.

World sales address/es:
Telepool / Global Screen (DE)

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Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)