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A Little Princess (1995)

 -  Drama | Family | Fantasy  -  10 May 1995 (USA)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

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When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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La princesita  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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£723,238 (UK) (15 March 1996)
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The characters of Sara's story, Prince Rama, his wife Sita, and the evil Ravana, all come from the ancient/epic Indian poem "Ramayana". See more »

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When Sara's shawl is blown away, she goes to retrieve it and stops when she sees Ram Dass. When Ram Dass walks away, Sara turns in the opposite direction and doesn't pick up the shawl or the basket, but in the next shot, she has both. See more »

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Sara Crewe: What are you doing here?
Ermengarde: We brought you something.
[the five girls stand in line, then curtsy one at a time]
Ermengarde: Princess Sara, we'd like to present you with something we rescued.
Betsy: In a most dangerous adventure.
Gertrude: Our very own crusade.
Rosemary: Risking all our lives.
Lottie: And mine too.
[Lottie hands her the locket Miss Minchin confiscated]
Sara Crewe: I - I don't know what to say. You all are the best friends anyone could ever ask for!
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Featured in The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996) See more »

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Sonata in C Minor: Andantino expressivo
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Written by Giovanni Batissta Pescetti
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A DEFINITIVE INSTANCE when the Academy, indeed the public, truly missed the mark...and indeed missed out
6 May 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film reminds you what life's all about. Emmanual Luzbeki's cinematography demands praise- it's so stunningly beautiful one wonders why he didn't win the oscar. Indeed, this film is flawlessly scripted, acted, and executed, it is perhaps the definitive example of how the Academy oftentimes nominates based on box-office receipts, and not based on merit. *&#$() braveheart, THIS movie was the best film of 1995. And should have been nominated. No other film makes me tear up or cry as much for its brutal honesty, it's uncliched tenderness, and heartfelt truth about those ultimately human truths- love, kindness, and the magic of believing. Rarely does a film so positively move one's heart. Seek this film out. Go now.


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