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The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
"Der Krieger und die Kaiserin" (original title)

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Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joachim Król ...
Walter Riemer
Lars Rudolph ...
Steini
Melchior Derouet ...
Otto (as Melchior Beslon)
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Werner Dürr
Christa Fast ...
Sigrun Molke
Susanne Bredehöft ...
Zewil
Gottfried Breitfuss ...
Paul
Steffen Scheumann ...
Bruno (as Steffen Schult)
Rolf Dennemann ...
Dieter
Ali Nejat-Nouei ...
Ali
Sybille J. Schedwill ...
Schwester Maria Blum (as Sybille Jacqueline Schedwill)
Peter Ender ...
Dr. Thomas Kupfer
Friederike Frerichs ...
Schwester Corinna
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Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident that results in her lying under a truck, unable to breathe. While he provides life-saving first aid, mesmerized Sissi begins to wonder whether he may be the man of her dreams. But when she tracks him down weeks later her affection is rejected, as Bodo is stuck somewhere between a traumatic past and a criminal future. Written by Armin Ortmann <armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de>

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Irgendwo da draußen wartet die Liebe

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated R for disturbing images, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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12 October 2000 (Germany)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$51,426 (USA) (22 June 2001)

Gross:

$871,058 (USA) (23 November 2001)
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Trivia

The German title "Der Krieger und die Kaiserin" translates as "The Warrior and the Empress", but Tykwer wanted the English title to be "The Princess and the Warrior" instead. See more »

Goofs

When Bodo is being interviewed by the doctor in the psychiatric ward, the doctor pours a glass of mineral water for Bodo, and sets the bottle down on the desk, with the label at an angle to the camera view. In the next shot, the bottle is turned so that the label is nearly directly facing the camera view. (The water happens to be Apollinaris mineral water, which is sourced from a spring in Bad Neuenahr, Germany.) See more »

Quotes

Simone 'Sissi' Schmidt: I'm having trouble sleeping. I keep dreaming about you.
Bodo Riemer: You don't even know me.
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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Autumnal
Written by Arab Strap
Performed by Arab Strap
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Simply beautiful - Kieslowski in magnificent colors
26 January 2005 | by (CPH) – See all my reviews

Now, there was a pleasant Sunday evening.

I never got around to seeing it in the theaters, but just caught it by accident on tele, and even from the start. And it works perfectly on that media as well.

It is a rarely beautiful tale told in so few words, that tell so much. It is little wonder that Tykwer got to make Heaven (a script left by Kieslowski). Few has ever described the love between man and woman so catchingly and so real in so not so extraordinary circumstances. And these are the stories that sticks.

And Tykwer also always seems to get the music right, notice the elegance of the end-title number "You can't find peace" by Pale 3 feat. Skin. Thankfully they still show end-titles now and then on danish television.

There's lot more to write, but the morning a another day at work grows frightfully close.

This will be a fond memory.


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