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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaspar Eichel ...
Klaus
Uwe-Detlev Jessen ...
Kunz
Peter Dommisch ...
Franz
Gerd E. Schäfer ...
Hofgelehrter Weisenstein
Katharina Lind ...
Renate Usko ...
Gret
Gerhard Rachold ...
Prinz Störenfried
Fritz Decho ...
Graf Ohnewitz
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Prinzessin
Heinz Scholz ...
König
Fritz Schlegel ...
Wirt
Jochen Thomas ...
Raufbold
Joachim Fuchs ...
Schreihals
Hartmut Beer ...
Spießgeselle
Ralph Boettner ...
Hauptmann des Königs (as Ralph J. Boettner)
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Klaus lives with his two brothers Kunz and Franz in a little village. Together, they ply their trade as cobblers in a small workshop. But the workload rests mainly on the shoulders of ill-treated Klaus. When Kunz and Franz go off into the forest to chop wood for fuel they run into an old woman who asks them for some wine and bread. Rudely and gruffly, they refuse her request and return home without any wood. Klaus then has to set out and he meets the old woman as well. He gladly offers her his frugal meal which is suddenly turned into pancakes and good wine. In addition, he receives a golden goose for his kindness. The bird possesses a an unusual characteristic: all those who are prying, nosy, envious and rapacious get stuck to it and become glued to one another. On his subsequent journey, Klaus therefore collects a weird, motley following. This sight even makes the melancholy princess laugh. Whoever can make her laugh, the king has pro-claimed, shall have her for his wife. But in ... Written by DEFA Film Library

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STILL FUN
20 July 1999 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Old fashioned, slow film adaptation of the fairy tale by the Grimm bothers. East German DEFA made much better films for children than this one: the colours could have been more bright, the acting is stiff but the sets are nice. And the goose looks as if it has a golden time indeed. Still fun.


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